There are motor vehicle operators and there are drivers.
One person sits behind the wheel and applies input to the vehicle to get appropriate response in which direction it goes and how fast.
A driver becomes one with the vehicle with the steering wheel and pedals as an extension of their body. VeeDubya had a marketing slogan from decades back, they called it a German word Farvernugen, my deadhead sticker proclaimed Fukengruven.
Particularly good drivers feel and know exactly where their tire contact patch is on the road at all times and how much sideslip will overcome traction when braking or cornering in all conditions.
This metaphor set to skiing shows what driving the boards is versus holding on in the back seat.
Short answer, get out of the back seat, stand up and drive those boards.