IMO the challenge here is to cope with the variables of both wind speed/force (especially at the bottom end of the range) and gusts. Would it be fair to say that maintaining control in gusty conditions is all about reaction time, rather than a technique in its own right?
I guess that appropriate reaction is critical but I cannot see how that could be separated from technique.
Knowing 'what to do' and 'doing it quickly' seems to me to sum up the situation. In lighter conditions applying the correct input in an appropriate manner is essential.