The key is letting the clutch out slowly to prevent a stall or bucking as happens in your car or motorcycle if the clutch is released to fast. Just like your manual transmission, we begin to move as the clutch is released. If once we begin to move, the clutch is dumped too quickly the car/bike either stalls or bucks violently. The same is true with learning to release our ski edges simultaneously from a dead stop. The skier must be patient even as the tips begin to seek the fall line, understanding that the edge CHANGE does not occur until AFTER the fall line. Most skiers want to change edges way to soon causing converging skis or a sequential movement.
What's a manual transmission? and what's a clutch?
Just kidding. It is a great analogy, but think about it! Since I do security work in addition to all the other things I dabble in, one of the jokes among the alarm guys is "Manual Transmission, One of the best Theft prevention devices you can own"
As generations get older, manual transmissions slowly fade into the past. High performance driving now involves paddle shifters and no "clutch" to press on.
And back to our normally scheduled discussion..