The altitude you plan to reach depends on the kite position, board's speed and heading in a moment you are out of water.
Jump as high as possible:
- max speed,
- leave water with a kite a second before reaching the zenith
- set the board's heading 20-30 degrees into the wind and pull a bar in that moment.
Jump as long as possible:
- max speed
- leave water with a kite a bit earlier and don't drag it through the zenith
- set the board's heading 0-10 degrees into the wind and pull a bar in that moment.
I land 10-30 degrees downwind and to guarantee soft water entry the kite timing is essential again.
Just before entering the water you need to keep a kite in the power zone. More pull (a kite arleady around 30 degrees above the horizont line) = softer landing. Leaving a kite in the zenith during landing = crash.
Landing without touching the water is so sweet
There is many vids you can observe it.