you can jump that high with the Hydro?
maybe I have to try it myself?!
IMO it is not the kite, it must be the technique. With every kite you can land smooth, some more some less. For me the new X2 brings me down so soft, that I'm estonished every time. But if I don't fly the kite right, I will fall down as well.
A good method to learn jumping and the right timing is, when you look up to your kite while in the air, because you can see, where it is. If it is a smaller kite, it is faster and needs to be steered around the zenith. If you fly it forward to early it will go through the Powerzone and excellerate you, which hurts and can break your rips. Also make sure, not to turn the kite form 9 or 3 o'clock, but from 11 or 1 o'clock, This gets you higher and not as fast as the other way around. Keep the kite around the zenith and shortly before landing steer it forward to get going.
It is not easy to explain, so if you have questions, let me know.
go for it!