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Author Topic: Subject changed. Compaire the TNT to other high end kites  (Read 6463 times)
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« on: February 18, 2012, 11:05 AM »

I should have asked, how is the performance of the TNT compaired to other high end kites?
I have never seen one for sale on the Swap Meet. That shows they are great kites.

I have nothing aginst the price of the TNT. I hope to have one some day.
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« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2012, 12:03 PM »

The price of the TNT is so high priced, what makes it worth the  extra $$$$?

It actually isn't high priced compared to its direct rivals in its homeland. The standard Standard is 290, whereas Kitehouse would like you to hand over 339 for the Cosmic TC and the new Sharp. Diamond Kites want 300 for their Veyron too. It's at least in the ballpark for that sort of kite from that sort of kitemaker. Now when you apply exchange rates however...... it's currently $380 and I'm struggling to think of anything made in the USA with that sort of asking price.

The TNT is rather nice though. I don't know of anyone who has been disappointed in theirs and they are rarer than hen's teeth in the Swap Meet.

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« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2012, 12:47 PM »

Build quality, materials, design, and flight characteristics are what make them worth the money to me.
YMMV

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2012, 05:48 PM »

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« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2012, 08:30 PM »

I've never flown one, but I've found that the kites I like to fly most have personality and soul - they bring something somewhat unique to the table.

They not only do everything well, but they are fun to fly and also look good while doing it. 
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« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2012, 10:07 PM »

The most expensive kite in the world is a bargain if you fly it and it brings you joy and happiness. The world's cheapest kite is waste of money if it spends its life in a dark corner of your closet.

just sayin'
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2012, 02:56 AM »

This is the kind of question, that one would expect from a person new to sport kites. From what I can recall of the swap meet, you have sold or attempted to sell, Blue Moons, A Transformer, A Cosmic TC. Heck I think, that I've got a Talon, that originally belonged to you. So you are no stranger to high end kites.

Are you wondering about the performance of a TNT, and how it compares to a Cosmic TC or a Nirvana?

I'd like to hear more about the TNT, and how it flies. Our beloved moderator has taken more time then normal to write up one of his thorough reviews. Also missing is a review on the Kitehouse Sin comp and UL.

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« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2012, 12:20 AM »

Build quality, materials, design, and flight characteristics are what make them worth the money to me.
YMMV

Denny
This is true of any kite you look at and ultimately how you like it when you fly it determines if its worth the money or not.  Having flown the Std I can say from my personal experience its worth it but at the time I was deciding on a new kite set it was out of my budget.
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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2012, 05:35 AM »

It's not so much the kite as it is the pilot. Sure, a kite desinged to make the modern tricks easier helps quite a bit but I have seen guys take older kites and do most of what is being done today, not all, but most. By older I mean kites that were pre Nirvana.

If you spend enough time to learn a partculiar kite, and that can be a huge amount of hours, you can make that kite do most everything you want.
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« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2012, 06:11 AM »

I personally think, that it helps very well if you have a kite that helps you learn a trick...then, when you know how to do the trick and you understand how the trick works, then you can try it on kites that are not so easy to fly...if you have a kite which can do a certain trick very hard, then you might never learn that trick with this kite, and after a while you do not really have fun flying no more  Wink
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« Reply #10 on: February 21, 2012, 12:25 PM »

The price of the TNT is so high priced, what makes it worth the  extra $$$$?

Let me reverse your thesis. A Fearless SUL is $475 on top of that $60 for shipping plus 20% customs exercise duty plus fees. By the time that kite is in my possesion in Europe it costs me 650 american bucks (€485).


Otherwise I totally agree with Lee.
You could have taken up a much more expensive hobby ...
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« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2012, 08:59 PM »

I wouldn't recommend the TNT as a kite to learn tricks on. Its a demanding kite that needs to be controlled. Everything is in there, but it doesn't give tricks away.
Though the right inputs on it, do give above average results.  Wink

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« Reply #12 on: February 24, 2012, 02:09 PM »

I wouldn't recommend the TNT as a kite to learn tricks on. Its a demanding kite that needs to be controlled. Everything is in there, but it doesn't give tricks away.
Though the right inputs on it, do give above average results.  Wink

Denny
For such an expensive kite, it must have a feature or features, where it excels. What separates it from other kites?

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« Reply #13 on: February 24, 2012, 02:11 PM »

I wouldn't recommend the TNT as a kite to learn tricks on. Its a demanding kite that needs to be controlled. Everything is in there, but it doesn't give tricks away.
Though the right inputs on it, do give above average results.  Wink

Denny
For such an expensive kite, it must have a feature or features, where it excels. What separates it from other kites?

Jay
By being almost an unobtanium kite??
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« Reply #14 on: February 24, 2012, 03:11 PM »

I wouldn't recommend the TNT as a kite to learn tricks on. Its a demanding kite that needs to be controlled. Everything is in there, but it doesn't give tricks away.
Though the right inputs on it, do give above average results.  Wink

Denny
For such an expensive kite, it must have a feature or features, where it excels. What separates it from other kites?

Jay
By being almost an unobtanium kite??
That may be true....

On the forums, besides Dewayne, I'm aware that Zippy, Krijn, King-J, have them. So that should be enough people to offer an opinion.

There have been vague comments about the performance of the TNT, but hardly any specifics. 

Jay
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