I used this stick last season - it's great while it lasts, but it doesn't last long. After about three weeks, the blade will start to split at the toe and it will split right down the middle of the blade. I don't think that this is just a fluke, it happened to the one I got on warranty, too.
Are you set on a OPS? The most durable stick I've ever used is the redlite link
Most of the time a stick breaks it's in the blade; with shaft/blade combo all you have to do is replace the blade. My redlite is really beat up, it's got gashes up and down but is still VERY structurally sound and is also very light.