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« on: May 25, 2012, 06:39 PM »

Can anyone make a comparable comparison ;-) of these two kites?

Still can't find what the sport model of the k2 is, but there out there for sale.


If you have expireience with the black pearl as well feel free to chuck that in there too..

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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2012, 01:55 AM »

Hello, I have flown all 3.

The k2 sport has 5pt lle and different colours near the standoffs. It's a bit stiffer but other than that I can't tell any difference between this and the std kite. To my mind the k2 is much more like a slightly bigger nse. It is a big kite and I don't like it in higher winds as it won't trick easily and pulls like a train. It is beautifully built and uses some nice materials. I think I still prefer my nse to fly though. I actiually prefer the opera to the K2 as it feels a lot more freestyle oriented. Roll Eyes

The TNT std comp is a cracker. It does everything you can throw at it and if you are a trick flyer it is very good. The LE is 3pt (as is the Black pearl comp) but it will still fly up to 20 mph if you are a half decent pilot. It also has a very familiar feel. Grin

The Black pearl comes with a few different frame choices. The comp is is the best and it flies similar to the TNT and almost as good. It is somewhat cheaper than either of the others.

Both comp versions of the TNT and the BP fly almost down to UL territory and have a huge usable wind range.

If it was my choice I'd have the TNT comp first then the BP comp second with the K2 third but hey I'm a trick flyer. I hope this helps Cool
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2012, 02:07 AM »

I think the K2 Sport is the E-series version of the K2.  Davide Equizzi was responsible for this version (hence the E), but I believe he now flies the NSE in competition in preference to the K2.  There is also a newer spec version available now.

I've flown the Black Pearl fairly extensively, but only flown a TNT (std) for about 30 mins and my experience of the K2 is limited to the SUL.

Not sure I'm the best person to comment but here goes.

The K2 is an out and out competition kite that tricks well.  It does what you tell it to do, but it does have to be told.

The TNT is an excellent trickster, but also offers very good precision.

The Black Pearl has the emphasis on tricking, but offers reasonable precision.

The Black Pearl is lighter on the lines than the TNT.  I would expect the K2 to be heavier still.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2012, 05:12 AM »

Is that gold K2 going to be available?  I could Google it, but I'd rather have Zippy do it for me. 
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« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2012, 02:46 AM »

I agree with John said too.

The challenger sails site doesn't reflect any of the 'special' frames and set ups which is a shame.

The K2 is a beautiful thing to look at and wonderfully built but I would still rather fly an NSE. Cool
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