Figure Skating Jumps – Introduction to the Lutz (Nick Perna)

Nick Perna explains how he teaches a lutz jump to avoid the dreaded flutz problem.  As you’ll see in the video, Nick is very passionate about the lutz coming off a back outside edge.  This is a great introductory video for lutz and Nick talks about how the lutz relates to a power pull or “cut.”  He also talks about “The Flick” and the pigeon-toe position seen on all good lutzes.  He even explains how a lutz is similar in feeling to a counter.  This is one of the best treatments of the lutz I’ve EVER seen…and this is only part one!!

(To see the second part of this video, check out Nick Perna’s Lutz Part 2.)

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12 Responses to “Figure Skating Jumps – Introduction to the Lutz (Nick Perna)”
  1. September 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    venkataraju It is very excellent witch way you explained. I learned so much from you thankyou.

  2. September 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Lorna Brown absolutely correct...

  3. September 2, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Patti This was so well explained and shown that I have learned so much from this. Keep these wonderful techniques coming.

  4. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Beth Excellent, clear break down and presentation! Thank you for sharing your technique.

  5. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Paula Trujillo Very much appreciate the break down from power pull to lutz, this was a great presentation. Thank you

  6. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    chris conte Nick, I have learned so much from you. This is way too logical! CC

  7. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Nancy G. Thanks Nick!! I am so happy to see something to help my students with their flutzes. I have tried a couple of other suggestions, but have never seen it taught this way. I know this will help them! Thanks for your time!!

  8. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    skatermdb1 I thought this was actually the most helpful video I've seen, (out of many good ones). Fabulously interesting.. very clear. It really helped me understand.

  9. September 2, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Sheila Thelen Wow - I love the "flick" description! Great drills! I can't wait to see PART TWO! THANKS NICK & TREVOR! Very good.

  10. September 2, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    lsussman This was a fabulous explanation of how to build the proper technique for the lutz. Thank you so much!

  11. April 27, 2013 at 10:49 am

    LMK NOW it makes sense! Thank you, great detailed explanation.

  12. October 1, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Peter Very interesting.. thanks

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