Here is an example of a loooong glide into a triple lutz.
I don't see much to like about it...... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz...... (she lands one and misses the second).
As for the jump itself, I will not change my mind on the long gliding edge leading into it, I'm a purist/traditionalist after all. I stand with Sonja Henie, Gillis Grafstrom, and all the other f.s. greats from the past whom did it the way it was originally meant to be done, as introduced by Austrian skater Alois Lutz in 1913: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lutz_jump
However, we all have differing opinions, as it should be, and I thank you all for allowing me to post mine without ridicule. Tolerance is the key to getting along with others after all.
I did not find Viktoria Volkova on youtube, but in my opinion she had the best triple lutz among women.
Volchkova had a lovely lutz edge going in, and great spring and height in the jump, but tended to land and stop short and always didn't have good glide out. She also was subject to nerves AFAIR, and fell a lot because of them.
Here's her LP from a COR that she won!
It this thread about triple Lutzes, or is it lame anti-Kwan trolling?
Wow. At least show some subtlety, if you're going to be trolling.
Anyway, I remember Angela Nikodinov having a nice lutz as well.
MK may not have had the highest lutz, but she had great flow out and positions. The lutzes from 2003-2004 LPs, with the long held edge coming out, were especially gorgeous.
And at 2003 Worlds, MK's lutz not in combination in her LP was really good. Not best ever like Tonya's, but really, really good. 2003 is the wrong year to go after Michelle's skills. It's after Arutunian and before her hip was really crippling. And TFB is a great, great SP.
Here's MK 2003 lutz:
It's at the 3 minute mark, and the link above should take you there.
Sorry, thanks for playing. Better luck next time.