Jumping : How to Boost
By this point in your kiting experience, you have more than likely been pulled into the air at some point by the kite, and this may have ended with a yard sale. It time to start harnessing that power into a controlled jump. Bow kites are fantastic jumpers and the technique is slightly easier than the old C-kites.
Prepping for a Jump : Speed
While riding with good power and the kite at 2/10 o'clock, bear off slight down wind, flattening the board out and building speed. When you feel your speed increase, let the bar out as much as possible while keeping speed.
Prepping for a Jump : Edging
Once you have built speed and let the bar out, roll back onto your heels and start to edge upwind hard, trying to edge while keeping the bar out.
Prepping for a Jump : Send the Kite
As you start to edge upwind, pull on your back hand to send the kite back the opposite direction. You are aiming for about 10/2 o'clock on the opposite side. Continue to edge until you feel the kite lift you out of the water.
The kite will pull you out of the water, and as soon as your board leave the water, pull in on the bar equally with both hands. This should feel like you just hit the button in an elevator (called pulling the trigger). By pulling in the bar equally with both hands you have corrected the kites direction and sent it up to 12 at the same times as powering it up fully. This gives you the height and the float.
As you start to feel yourself coming down, pull on your front hand to start diving the kite. This will start giving you speed and power to land. Point the board (and your body) slightly downwind to ease the landing. If you don't pull with the front hand when you start to descend, you may start to swing under the kite. If this is happening, pull harder on the front hand.
Congratulations, you are now boosting!