Plummet is right - you should try to carve upwind harder so you dont have too much forward speed, but instead convert your forward speed to height.
And when going up, you should NOT pull the kite towards the new direction, as then you will find you get a harder landing, and with ZERO pull in the kite because it has flown to the edge when you land
The trick is, to fly the kite UP, and not back, and then redirect it in the new direction hard on the way down.
Dont pull the bar too much - as this will slow the kite down and it often turns slower.
This can be done much easier, and not very risky, by downlooping the kite.
Same takeoff, same fly the kite almost straight up - and then pull hard for a downloop in the direction you were going, while looking in the new direction, and pointing the board a bit downwind for a good landing.
Really fun and not that hard, compared to a backloop kiteloop where you can easily get wrong timing and also get too powered for feeling good, when new to these