Kited a light wind session yesterday, where I needed to have the timing right to keep enough speed to not bog down in turns. I thought about this thread.....as I found I couldn't quite remember the timing when I tried to describe it, kinda just do it. As well, with a 12m kite in 10kts it moves so slow you have to time it or it stalls.
I was initiating kite turn just before starting board turn. Whip the kite through its turn fast as possible to gain speed. Just before kite completed its turn, I did quick 180 turn with board (actually a little less than 180, come out of turn slightly toward downwind). Goal was to be heading in new direction timed exactly with surge of power as kite re engages in new direction. Get it right and it's a seamless transfer of board speed and kite power. Get it wrong and you bog and have to get up on plane again, possibly session over.
I am not much of a looper but tried it with transition loops too. My timing isn't quite perfect so there was more risky moments, I didn't find a huge advantage either way. Maybe with better timing it would be a smoother transfer of power, less lag between the kite turn and power surge.
Don't know if that helps. It was interesting to break it down vs just doing it by muscle memory.