This toe-pick-assisted jump is named after its Austrian inventor, Alois Lutz, who first performed it in 1913. Skating backwards on an expansive curve, the athlete anchors the toe pick into the ice and rotates in the opposite direction of the curve before landing on the outside edge of the foot opposite to the launching foot.
A toe-pick assisted jump launched from a back outside edge and landed on the back outside edge of the opposite foot. The skater glides backward on a wide curve, taps his toe pick into the ice and rotates in the opposite direction of the curve. The jump is named after its inventor, Austria's Alois Lutz.
The Lutz jump is named for its inventor Alois Lutz. Moving backwards on an outside edge, the skater picks in the toe of the opposite skate to assist the lift, makes one or more 360 degree rotations in a counter-rotational direction. The required counter-rotation means that the revolution is against the normal rotation direction, i.e. taking off on the right foot normal rotation would be counter-clockwise. In the Lutz, rotation would be clockwise. The jump can be anticipated by viewers as the skater gathers speed and slides backward in a large arc glancing over his/her shoulder.