hi I'm Michael Weiss three-time US national figure skating champion and we're discussing the six basic figure skating jumps we're now focusing on the toe pick jumps we've talked about the toe loop the flip jump and now it's very close cousin the Lutz jump the difference between the flip and the lutz they both take off on the left foot but the difference is one is on the inside edge the flip jump this one the lutz is on the outside edge they both toe in with the right foot and they both rotate in this direction so they're often confused one of the other differences that you can see when you're watching it on television is the flip jump is often an entrance with a left outside three turn which is a half rotation on the ice before the take-off and then vaulting into the air a let's jump on the other hand has a long back outside edge which means the skater skates backwards on one foot for a long time then reaching the other one back in the right foot toeing in and vaulting them up into the air now remember I am educator that rotates to the left which the majority of skaters do some skaters rotate to the right so it's the exact opposite when i towing with my right foot standing on my left outside edge a right jumping skater will stand on their right outside edge toeing in with their left foot so be aware of that difference because some skaters do rotate in the opposite direction let's take a look at the single lutz the double Lutz and the triple lutz a common mistake on the Lutz jump is to rush the takeoff what you want to do on the long back outside edge is take your time this jump is all about rhythm and timing so in order to get across the rotation of this hip which is blocking the rotation like the flip jump flip jump you have the half turn beforehand the three turn to assist you in that momentum in the direction of the jump and the Lutz jump you don't have that so what you have to do is you have to pre rotate in the opposite direction and then release all the way across the other direction it's like a rubber band the further you pull it back the farther it's going to go so the further you crossover in the opposite direction the more spring you're going to get coming back in the opposite direction now the Lutz jump is obviously a very difficult jump but it can be spectacular when performed properly safety is the number one issue when trying this jump and all these jumps you need to have professional supervision with good solid equipment good skates with nice support a blade that is sharp and a topic that can withstand the topic and the vault up into the air so make sure you're safe and have proper supervision now we've learned all these jumps the six basic jumps the edge jumps being the salchow the loop jump and the axel and the toe jumps the toe loop the flip jump and the Lutz I hope this simplifies the complicated figure skating jumps for you to watch the other segments in this video series or for how-to videos on almost any other topic visit monkey-see calm

Ice Skating – The Lutz Jump
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25 thoughts on “Ice Skating – The Lutz Jump

  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    3:24 Those ain't your skates, chief!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    As an adult beginner what is the likelihood that I’ll be able to do any of these jumps at all?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Never knew he could tell the difference between a lutz and a flip, hmm

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    But when evgenia did hers with an inside edge, he said it was "textbook" boi whut

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Thank you for the tips, will keep them in mind for my practices to come working on my lutz!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    'These textbook jumps'

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    And yet you called evgenia's flutz textbook. 👏👏👏

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Thank you for these videos. My only question is now is that could I just use my right leg as my take off and landing leg because my left leg is still weak from a surgery I went through last summer. I can't really use my left leg to land my jumps. I'm very worried about hurting it again. Please help on what to do with this situation. I'd really appreciate it

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    When u can do everything in a lutz except stay on ur outside edge 🙂

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Reminds me of JJ…

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    that was a flashback, the elastic band i remember my coaches telling me that

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    now i just gotta wait until i'm allowed on the ice

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    He makes it look sooooo easy! Such fluidity. Wonderful to watch

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    my favorite jump 👍

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Hi. I am in pre-juvenile. I am having a hard time with getting higher on my double lutz. Does anyone have any suggestions on how I can improve?

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    On his first lutz ( the easing lutz) he does not cross his feet enough so it's very ugly and I can see why he wasn't good enough for there olympics

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    you are amazing! YOu help me more than the other ppl on youtube!!Dx

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    I love this guy! very good work and so helpful!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    When you pre rotate you are turning before you are even in the air which leads to falling.Try to lift your body and when your in the air,turn.

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    I turn in the oppiste direction, but then again I can do both sides but I find the right side easier then the left

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    Like the loop jump!

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    I'm the opposite direction

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  • July 30, 2019 at 8:09 am
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    How long did it take you?

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