The Lutz jump is named for its inventor Alois Lutz. Moving backwards on an outside edge, the skater picks in the toe of the opposite skate to assist the lift, makes one or more 360 degree rotations in a counter-rotational direction.
The required counter-rotation means that the revolution is against the normal rotation direction, i.e. taking off on the right foot normal rotation would be counter-clockwise. In the Lutz, rotation would be clockwise.
The jump can be anticipated by viewers as the skater gathers speed and slides backward in a large arc glancing over his/her shoulder.

A fun jump to do.


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