This is how that explanation reads to me :
I ride sloppy and without control and let the board steer me and then then I realize I need to get control I use an edge. You know when I ride flat based? When I'm tired and riding sloppy. It's basically like you're pressing the gas pedal on your car with your hands off the wall and grabbing the wheel right before you crash. It's a good thing no one drives that way.
Whatever works for you. It sounds like you let the board steer you . I'd try and break that habit.. There's absolutely no use for it
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