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    The Lutz jump

    Alois Lutz (AUT) invented the Lutz jump and performed it for the first time in competition in 1913.

    Some other historical notes from wiki:

    Today the Lutz is often done in double or triple versions. Alena Vrzáňová of Czechoslovakia was the first woman credited with a double Lutz, performed at the 1949 World Championships. Donald Jackson of Canada was the first skater to execute a triple Lutz jump in competition, at the 1962 World Championships; Denise Biellmann of (SUI) is credited as the first woman to do so, at the 1978 European Championships. Terry Kubicka was the first American to land the triple lutz at the 1974 U.S. Championships. Brandon Mroz of the United States is credited with landing the first quadruple Lutz jump in a sanctioned competition at the 2011 Colorado Springs Invitational, a club competition sanctioned by U.S. Figure Skating; Mroz's jump was subsequently ratified by the International Skating Union after video review. On November 12, Mroz landed it in the short program at 2011 NHK Trophy, becoming the first skater to land it in an international competition.

    Which skaters do you think has the best Lutz (past and present)?

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    Yuna Kim of course. Effortless, perfect, beautiful. I also think of Gracie Gold. When she hit that first jump in her FS at Worlds my jaw dropped....if only she had kept it together for the rest of the performance....

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    Yuna and Gracie? No way. Not even close. Elizaveta Tuktamysheva has the truest, biggest and cleanest Lutz among the ladies. I can't wait til she starts hitting it consistently again.

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    Carolina Kostner and Yuna Kim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustafakent View Post
    Carolina Kostner and Yuna Kim.
    ^ this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6d3XEp6mg0#t=144
    Carolina's 2013 worlds 3Lz was also pretty great.

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    kim and kostner, very defined outside edge

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    Quote Originally Posted by mustafakent View Post
    Carolina Kostner and Yuna Kim.
    Totally agree!

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    YuNa Kim!!!

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    All around, Yuna's lutz is what I believe the most consistent and there are never any UR or edge calls. I love Gracie's height and distance into hers though.

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    No men???

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