They actually aren't weighted too bad. My friend has a pair of the crystal kind with weights and mine feel decently close compared to my roommates similar pair of led balls that are ridiculously light. i want something with better strings though, things that involve bringing your hands together are much easier with the thin strings because they don't connect as much. I know it'll be a pain when i get something proper. Also they have finger wraps instead of knobs on the end so i can't "juggle" them. or whatever it's called when you flip them in the air then catch them. The weights not too bad though, I've been getting anti spins down pretty nice with them which has been fun. I have an almost clean looking 4 petal flower. They leave so much to be desired though! I definitely need to upgrade to something more comparable to actual fire poi.