Yeah its a more on the expensive side, but i have to say its worth every bit of it. I've had mine for about 4 months now and I'm just as happy with it now as i was day one. The widow is very responsive; puck control feels more natural, and doesn't feel like you're carrying around a log by the end of the 3rd period. The dagger taper and true 1 design really make my shots "pop" off the blade with amazing accuracy, unlike other sticks that feel flat by this point. The durability is unbelievable. It has taken pucks off the shaft, been slashed, jammed in the boards, thrown and left in the car numerous times and it keeps askin for more. I can say I'm gonna stick with this stick for a long time. its gonna take a lot of convincing for me to switch back.