Quote Originally Posted by drivingmissdaisy View Post
I also liked it when the edge was held before the lutz. It's not easy to do; Irina and Michelle both changed their lutzes to the abbreviated entrance. Michelle may or may not have done it to improve her consistency, but Irina was definitely more successful with the shortened entry.
Michelle may have done it to guard against a flutz.

Long take-off edge.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPRcajUQrM#t=0m40s

Short take-off edge:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QWQSoIEAxns#t=3m57s