the weight doesnt bother me. it's heavier then a regular hoop of course but definitely about normal weight for an led. I have lighted lifestyle hoops and I can basically use the atomic as a double to my 3/4 inch poly led. The balance is good, it's not ABSOLUTELY perfect, but neither are any of my leds or hoops, they are all extremely close to perfect and this ones no exception.
I plan on sending it back but I'm not ready to part with it re: crazy light... festival seasons coming up and I love this thing. It's funny, my one light thats messed up color changes a color faster than the rest so its kind of a cool effect for now. something about looking on the bright side of things B)
anywho I understand the hesitation let me know if you have any more questions. Honestly, I cant even look at the thing while color changing its so bright! epileptics nightmare
I received my Atomic last Friday and I love it. I'm working on a video showing all 90 settings in action, it's just taking awhile to get one continuous shot. I don't do video editing, so it's gotta be 1 take! I'll try and get it done tonight and get a better review posted next week when I am through with work (hooray for summer break!). As for the weight, I have an ID 33 and find it incredibly light, but not too light. I just downsized my PSI a few months ago to OD 36, with 7/8 tubing and the Atomic is lighter than it. When the sun sets in a bit, I'll give the video a shot.
Oh, and my husband is calling my hoop "Spaceship 9" LOL