May I ask a really stupid question?
Well, another one!
Why does a board travel forwards?
I understand trim and balance and I'm fairly sure center of gravity is involved, but is there a explanation (that can be phrased simply) that explains the relationship between the leveling of the board, the place you stand and the resulting direction of travel?
For the life of me I can't come up with one.
Claerly an unriden board will turn side on in the surf or simply be passed by the wave. The rider needs to be forward of the boards centre of axis but too far forward and the nose dives. The axis of turning is in three dimensions / directions but the center of gravity is a point (albeit it a constantly changing one). I assume that there must be an area / sector of the axis's that the centre of gravity must be in (or within certain bounds) in order for a forward direction to be maintained.
If I am the only person who worries about this stuff please feel free to quietly ignore me