With the Japanese Nationals having just been completed I was once again alerted to the fact that many skaters do not have a true lutz. Kanako and Mao take off from a clear inside edge and Akiko's is only slightly better. Even on the men's - Daisuke and Oda seem to take off from only slight outside edges. Looks like heaps of girls from the USA do it too - maybe it has to do with the fact that many were brought up in the 6.0 era where flutzing was not as harshly punished, or maybe it has to do with coaching.
Please note: this isn't a thread to bash Japanese skaters, as I now realise that many skaters from many countries have issues as Miki88 kindly pointed out. My apologies for any misunderstandings.
To the moderators, please change the title of this thread so as to not offend anyone.