Slim, I know what you mean. I try to walk on occasion, and that's the only time the extra weight might not be optimal. Other than that, I too really like the extra weight and solid feel. I feel like if I wanted, I could swing at 150% and still be stable. Not that I would, of course heh. Still waiting on my first pair of icons, anxiously, at that. From all of the comments flying around here, I won't be disappointed.