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Does toe edge mean toes?

In snowboarding, we refer to our toe edge and heel edge all the time. I am sure we use our heels when we are on our heel edge. But when you are supposedly on your 'toe edge', are you really on your toes or in fact on the balls of your feet (the front part of the sole of the feet behind the toes)?

I think I have been using just the balls of my feet when I am on my 'toe edge'. At least there was once when I was scrambling to force a late brake, I thought I had to have used my toes in desperation. It hurt immediately and when I got home, I realized a painful hematoma had developed under one of my nail plates. I drained it and it was uneventful thereafter. But it got me into wondering if what we talk about toe edge pressure in snowboarding, actually mean the toes or rather the balls of our feet.
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