Quote Originally Posted by yyyskate View Post
as I understand a LUTZ jump, the picking leg is an assisting leg, the weight should not be transferred 100% to the picking leg. the left(jumping leg)also plays an important role in lutz jump.
The left leg is for stability, but for most lutzes, the weight almost full transfers to the picking leg and there's a split second when the left foot is rising up into the air while the picking leg is planted into the ice to vault the skater up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21woRiBqrks -- at 6:30 I think it's apparent why people compare it to a loop. I never noticed that before... his right foot is turned so inwards when he picks, and indeed, it looks like he's on an outside edge as he's taking off.