One week after a nail-biting 11-point slog over winless North Hobart, the contrast in contests was wider than UTAS Stadium.
After a low-scoring first quarter in greasy conditions under lights, North Launceston blitzed Kingborough apart in the second half to win 20.16 (136) to 3.5 (23).
The dominance began in the middle with Alex Lee, who was relentless in feeding Josh Ponting and Brad Cox-Goodyer and even won a number of clearances himself.
Cox-Goodyer ran riot in the second half, kicking a textbook running goal from 50 late in the third term before following it up with another four to finish with five for the game.
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Karlton Wadley and Dakota Bannister both finished with three apiece, while Jordan Tepper played his best game in black and red, topped off by a set shot from 45m in the second term.
Coach Taylor Whitford was impressed by his side's response to the North Hobart game.
"Games like last week give us a chance to reset and really look for improvements within our group," he said.
"As [assistant coach Scott Stephens] said, I thought it was probably our most even performance of the year.
"We've been in a different positions two weeks now - last week we were trying to win the game five points down and this week we're going into three-quarter time eight points up, so it puts this group in different situations, which is what we need going forward."
The performance of the side's youth was particularly pleasing for Whitford, with Tom Foon finishing with two set-shot goals in just his third game.
An overhead handball from Jack Lanham in the last teed up Ollie Sanders for his first senior goal - a classy snap off the left - while Lachie Cocker impressed before exiting the game early after laying a particularly hefty smother.
"Tom's only played three or four, Ollie Sanders his third game ... and Jack Lanham's third or fourth game so we've got some youth injected into our group, it keeps us on our toes and we've just got to continue to learn and get better."