I'm looking for a short turning, playful, lively, carving ski with great edge hold and stability at speed. I'd say I'm a solid advanced skier. I ski all around the northeast, Gore, WF, Stowe, Stratton, Jiminy etc and i'll ski any trail. I'm in NJ, so I also frequent local areas around here and in the poconos. Hardpack and icy conditions are ever-present so the ski needs to have east-coast-worthy edge hold.
I currently ski the Rossignol E83 and Volkl Kendo. The E83 is a great, turny, playful, carving ski but on the hardpack, the grip just goes. The Kendo has all the grip in the world, but trying to do short, snappy turns with it is physically impossible for me (i weigh 130lbs). So is there a ski oriented around frontside carving with lots of liveliness like the E83 but with Kendo-esque edge hold and stability at speed? (I have the kendo because I'm also a speed hound/mountain charger, and I've paid the physical price (injury) for it)
I've been looking at the Rossignol Pursuit 16 and Fischer Progressor 900. Please if you can guide me in the right direction, I greatly appreciate the help.