Originally Posted by TheRusty
Does moving the COM change the pressure of the board when the edge angle is constant? If so, then tilt and lateral pressure are different. If the pressure change from such movement is minimal then they can be treated as equivalent. This is probably why most teaching pros focus only on fore/aft pressure when talking about board performance.
I think without compensation from various joints, movement of CM will alter tilt. As a result, moving the CM, while compensating to maintain continuous tilt angle would not change the pressure at the specific measured area on the base of the deck.
My own teaching is riddled with inconsistency in this area. I too focus on fore/aft as "pressure distribution". Though I define pressure distribution by book standards. I address lateral pressure as tilt (or twist). Yet, according to spec, this is pressure distribution. Are most teaching pros unspoken advocates of a change in "the book"?