Got it. Yeah, crow quills can be a real pain. Have you tried any of the Japanese nibs like the G-pen? They may have a little more give than stuff like the Hunt 102s and might be slightly less likely to rip up the paper. Not that I know anything about inking. It remains something akin to magic or wizardry for me.
Lol and I say the same thing about pencilling sir, especially after inking a full book by you and looking at all your current pages. I haven't tried the G-pen, actually haven't heard of it, but since you mentioned it I'll get it a look.