Carbon frames - durability?

HebdenBiker Posts: 787
edited January 2010 in MTB buying advice
I'm looking at buying a new bike sometime in 2010, and want it to be light. I would consider carbon but I'm a big lad (15 stone) and wonder if carbon would be able to take the hits with my fat arse on board? Don't want to make an expensive mistake and end up with a cracked frame.

So... is carbon strong enough to cope with us big boys?

PS... before anyone says it, I know there's no point in having a light bike and a heavy rider - I'm working on it :D