if you want the Norths...I suggest the Rebel...BUT, think it is time to come back to Cabrinha...
THE DRIFTER!!!! and the 2012s should now be on closeout
The Drifter has everything you are looking for in your original post:
Totally stable...will not back up or oversheet; you can kite at the kite and it will just hang there...hence Drifter
Fast...better than the Nomad you liked without the relaunch issues.