But evan, that is precisely the point !
sedluk asks about 5 knots of wind, and here 1-2 knots is a HUGE difference.
It does not matter if you get overpowered quickly here, it only matters what will get you going, and what is needed so you can keep your kite pulling, and "up".
Regarding transitions in this wind - I find it sometimes works to fly the kite up, long lines, while carving really tight - this way you will be able to both keep tension on your lines (when long and you fly the kite up instead of down) and recover the kite IF you make too wide a turn so you get slack lines.
Downlooping if you make a mistake, it goes down, as it wont turn nomore now...
When really good you will probably be able to downloop in this marginal wind, but not easy and you will drop the kite more often.
Others find it works better in marginal wind, to downloop - but as said, no room for errors now.
On the other hand, when you time it perfectly, the help from gravity on the downloop gives more speed so it can work better - but you have to get it right and time it spot on.
You loose a lot going out of the turn most often, but you have good speed into the turn, it your timing is right
Turning "up" you might not be able to keep you foiling throughout in 5 knots only, so this is a bummer as then your added power when flown down on the new tack is to no help..
Ups and downs of both up and down ways, ha haa, I have found.
Downlooping works great, but a bigger risk that it goes wrong if you are not really good, or tired.
Most racekiters here tack instead of jibing, when truly marginal, to avoid getting the kite down.
Many will have more experience than me I think, so interesting topic