Hmm.... A lot of excuses for owning expensive kites, but nothing specific about the TNT. How does it compare to a Cosmic TC, or a Nirvana, or a Fearless? Does the kite excel any particular tricks? Does it have any strong characteristics, such as the nose going deep in a turtle?
OK from the bit of flying I have done on KingJ's TNT here are a few specifics I can mention.
KIte has a strong feedback in the line but pull remains light up to 15 mph. Good solid feel without getting overpowered throughout the wind range. Starts loosing tricks at about 13 mph.
IT doesn't excell at one particular trick. All tricks are there in spades once you get the inputs down. However the tricks I really like doing on it and are easy for me are JLs, 2 pop roll ups, Taz, 540 spins(back to back 540s) backspin variations. Yes I am an old school flyer and like the rotational tricks. All the roll up tricks I know how to do come easily enough. KIte rolls up easily and flies smoothly rolled up. Mathias method of moving the inhaul bridle leg onto the lower spreader seem to make this kite a lot more responsive in rotation tricks and seems to make the cascade cleaner (less slop on the stop inputs) and waps don't seem to need as big of a spin input as compared to other kites I have flown. Turtle is deep enough
Precision is really good for such a trick friendly kite. IT likes small inputs when it comes to turns but does crisp corners with little wobble. No wobble if you power out of a corner. Has a slight tendency to wander on a straight line which gets exagerated if your flying in bumpy inland winds but thats common to most kites not in lab grade winds.
NOw from my experience here's my opinion on how it compares to kites I have flown.
NIrvana (debray rep and NSE)-- easier to trick, tracks better, smaller inputs, lighter pull yet more solid feel, not as forgiving
Saber 2 -- better in all trick categories, equal precision.
Fearless-- easier to trick, doesn't lock in a turtle, equal precision, lighter pull and doesn't stare at you all day
Sea devil -- better all around (this is an older design however and still a good kite)
Deep space-- SMoother tricking but just as easy to trick, better precision, not quite as forgiving , better wind range
Talon -- MOre solid feel, easier to trick for me (I have never gotten along with the talon so take my opinion as just that)
Solus -- Just as easy to trick (better taz, 2 pop roll up and comete though), not as precise (main design goal for the solus so thats understandable), Lighter pull (again the solus being more of a team kite this is understandable),
WIdowmaker-- Smoother tricking (better taz , comete, bs cascade and 2 pop roll up), faster speed, not as precise or forgiving
OUt of that list My top 2 choices were the TNT and Solus with the widowmaker a close 3rd. I went with the solus because at the time a set of solus' was only $50 more than the TNT comp Std, less than half the cost of a TNT std/ul set and was better for my budget. IF you can afford it the TNT is a great kite for the price. UNfortunately for a lot of us here in the US its a bit out of the budget range.
Many thanks to the ripon and chico fly groups for the chance to try so many different kites.