There are a huge number of different techniques.
And not the same are the best, as it depends on the conditions and type of board and line length and kite type and kite weight and so many things.
Different what will work the best.
By far the most important thing though, is SHEETING.
You have to learn to sheet out and in at exactly the right moments, and gradually so you dont choke the kite nor waste power - a hairline fine touch and takes years to learn.
One can not say in general what works the best, sorry to say.
Apart from you should never turn fast, gentle arcs no matter which type of path you fly.
But you will gradually learn to sheet perfectly, and coordinate your sheeting with the kite position.
A delicate touch is needed, but it will come.
The path you fly the kite is IMO the least important.
Although there is a reason it is called "Sinus'ing", as you fly the kite in curves up and down like a sinus curve, in order to get more power when wind too light.
Just dont turn too tight at the bottom and top, and dont fly the kite too low before up again either, not efficient at all.
Then you are on the right path, and try to "feel" how to sheet the kite, for maximum power