Don't fret, understanding the fade uses many skills - smooth slack-giving to "dampen" entry; then precise and pre-emptive footwork; with experience you'll have the observational skills; to rapidly response to minor changes in kite attitude; the little jiggles and twitches to correct tipping; knowing how the kite responds when high or low in the window to all the above.....
...and if the kite is still recalcitrant,you can take take a few grammes out of the nose: replace the US,shave the fittings
(no,in the dozen or so times I had the xTz in the air ,I never held a fade on it
It's not designed to be a "sit there and do nothing" kite, so fades aren't going to last long between all those other tricks it will do
"Optimised for slick transitions"
..though that does sound like estate-agent speak for "inherently unstable"
The wind today was also so clean and constant - my fades just held in the sky like I was holding a single line kite or simply climbed higher and higher
Yea,tis a lovely feeling when that happens. On Saturday my X-masque climbed slowly a bit and floated majestically for ever...well, maybe twenty seconds