I have to admit this stick is definitely a step up from the DYNASTY. Although I like the matte finish and shape of shaft better in the Dynasty the over all feel of the puck is so much better with the Widow due to its 1 piece design. My dynasty did not hold up very well and I can tell the Widow is much more durable. As for shots the widow is great for wrist shots and snap shots having that low kick point. I did notice slightly more pop and power with my slap shot with the Dynasty, but I rarely take slap shots in games so the Widow for me is the best stick I ever used!