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What does Lutz mean?
The Lutz is a figure skating jump in which the skater jumps from the back outside edge of one skate, rotates (at least once) in the air, and lands on the back outside edge of the other skate. It is sometimes spelled uncapitalized, as lutz.
The jump can be performed with multiple rotations, resulting in a double Lutz (two rotations), triple Lutz (three rotations), or quad (or quadruple) Lutz (four rotations).
The Lutz is one of the six recognized jumps in competitive figure skating. Because it is done with the use of the skate’s toe-pick, it is classified as a toe jump (along with the toe loop and flip; the loop, Salchow, and axel are classified as edge jumps).
The Lutz is considered one of the most difficult jumps to perform.
Example: To the casual viewer, the Lutz and Salchow may look similar, but they require much different techniques.
Where does Lutz come from?
The first records of Lutz come from the 1930s. It is named for Alois Lutz, an Austrian figure skater who first performed the jump in 1913.
The Lutz has remained one of the staple jumps of figure skating since. In 2011, U.S. figure skater Brandon Mroz performed the first quadruple Lutz ever recorded in official competition.
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What are some other forms related to Lutz?
- lutz (uncapitalized spelling)
What are some words that share a root or word element with Lutz?
- double Lutz
- triple Lutz
- quad Lutz
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How is Lutz used in real life?
Figure skating fans are familiar with the Lutz as one of the six jumps in figure skating. The jump known as the axel is perhaps more well-known among casual spectators.
History! 17-year-old Vincent Zhou lands the FIRST quad Lutz in Olympic history #pyeongChang2018
— Nick McCarvel (@NickMcCarvel) February 16, 2018
I’m not always convinced TV sports play-by-play people add a lot for viewing pleasure but for Winter Olympics, they’re a necessity. I can’t count rotations. I don’t know if it was a backside 1080 or a backside 720. I don’t know if it was a triple lutz or a quad toe loop.
— Ben Visser (@BenVisser43) February 6, 2022
So… Alicia Keys is coming back every year to host the Grammys, right? Trust me, I did 15 years of piano growing up — playing two at once without looking at one of them is no joke. That’s quadruple lutz toe-loop level good.
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) February 11, 2019
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The Lutz is classified as a toe jump.
How to use Lutz in a sentence
Chen was the only skater of the four top contenders to choose the more challenging quadruple Lutz-triple toeloop combination.Nathan Chen Sets Himself Up for the Gold Medal With a World Record Short Program|Alice Park|February 8, 2022|Time
Trusova is the first female skater to land a quadruple Lutz, quadruple toe loop and quadruple flip in competition.Your Complete Guide to Figure Skating at the Beijing Olympics|Alice Park|February 2, 2022|Time
The interior has been remodeled to make room for Lutz’s extensive collection of Barbie dolls, which is displayed above the perimeter of the bar.
Both of Lutz’s establishments are fully integrated into the community and he was proud to have been approached by Amazon during the pandemic to help prepare and organize meals they funded for first responders.July 4 in Rehoboth: fireworks return but Freddie’s is delayed|Peter Rosenstein|June 28, 2021|Washington Blade
But drinking for every triple Lutz, American flag or smirk from Putin could cause a calorie avalanche and sick Sochi gut.6 Ways to Avoid ‘Sochi Gut’ While Watching the Olympics|Jenna A. Bell|February 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Presumably Lutz, who declined comment, would advise on the design and functionality of new vehicle models, his specialty.
Since May various GM executives, including Akerson, have been calling Lutz to pick his brain.
Former GM chief executive Rick Wagoner, later fired by the U.S., hired Lutz to help improve future GM models.
If an agreement is reached with Lutz, GM would gain access to his considerable experience developing vehicles.
Make friends readily with no one while travelling, Lutz, yet avoid the appearance of keeping yourself aloof.Uncanny Tales|Mary Louisa Molesworth
Sergeant Lutz said he'd take it this time, and he rode through to Braska on a single horse,—seventy-three miles in thirty hours.
Go while there's yet time and tell Mr. Davies to send me Sergeant Lutz and six men mounted.
Already Lutz, who remained with the reserve, had mounted his men and was trotting out to the support of the advance.
Lutz and his party had not really checked their gait, and so leaped into the charge with a flying start.