May I suggest, anyone looking for a paddle that won't break on you, to consider a wooden paddle? Particularly, the hand-made, not-massively-factory-produced kind.
I personally have one from Philip Anderson
in Oregon - he only makes straight shaft paddles (maker's preference). At the time I ordered, it was the most affordable among the readily available hand-made wooden paddles.
Other great makers I always hear about and once in a blue moon, witness them on the river are the paddles from Blunt Family
. They make bent shafts and last I checked, are pricier.