According to the CoP rules,Originally posted by Joesitz
IMO, if a skater is about to do a Lutz and unfortunatyely takes off from a back inside edge then to me he has made a very serious mistake in the Lutz. Unless there is a definition of what present day skaters call a flutz, I can not recognize it. I doubt the brass at ISU recognize it.
a) There is a mandatory drop of one GOE (-1) for:
--Touch down with one hand;
--Touch down with one foot;
--Long preparation phase (telegraphed);
--Short change of edge in take-off of lfip (sic) or lutz;
--Weak landing (land on wrong edge or toe, etc.)
b) There is a mandatory drop of two GOEs (-2) for:
-- Slightly under-rotated either on take-off or landing (1/4 turn or less);
--Moderate change of edge on take-off of flip or lutz;
--Touch with two hands;
--Step out of landing;
--Land on two feet
or "Minor problems in two phases described in (-1)"
c) There is a mandatory drop of three GOEs (-3) for:
--Severe change of edge on take-off of flip or lutz;
or "Minor probles in three or more phases described in (-1) or major problems in two or more phases described in (-2).
So there is an ISU-mandated deduction hierarchy to the "flutz" and "lip," depending on the severity of the change of edge on take-off. And, the ISU has dictated that landing on the wrong edge is worth the smallest deduction, and is 1/3 as bad as a serious flutz.
Jennifer Robinson saves herself on her double-change ("S") entrance, by rocking onto the outside edge at the last minute/upon take-off.