I prefer ports. They feel so freaking good on the arm. When you peg one on the sweet spot it is a great sensation. My stick is 11.8 with lead. So still pretty light. Last night I was working on some stuff and really was impressed by how this racquet hits a lot bigger if you let it do the work for you. Usually that is reserved for more heavier sticks, but this one rewards good timing and a nice unit turn more then just trying to club the ball. This is important to note on serve. If you are getting a loose arm on your serve and everything is clicking as it should, you will serve just as hard as with any other racquet, if not heavier.