The flip is performed on a shallow inside or flat edge. Some skaters have become sloppy performing their forward outside 3 turn into the takeoff. Instead of a 3 turn, they are performing an outside rocker, which puts them on an outside edge and receives an “edge” deduction.
It is a major error for a skater to pivot to forward on the toe pick just before lifting off into the air.
Lutz was named after Austrian skater Alois Lutz who performed the jump in 1913.
Today for a Lutz to get full credit in competition it must meet the definition as:
Lutz jump must start on a back outside edge of skate without and change of edge, the skater inserts the toe pick solidly into the ice and the toe pick does not turn on the ice prior to springing into the air
and rotating in the counter rotational direction, followed by landing on a back right outside edge.
It is a major error for a skater to pivot forward on the toe pick just before lifting off into the air.