Quote Originally Posted by Ziggy View Post
Yes, but it's not about the preceding movements (which are entirely up to the skaters' choosing).

On the lutz, you skate in the direction opposite to that of the rotation, on the flip you skate in the same direction as the rotation.

Even if a skater enters from a three-turn, there is a moment where you skate in the opposite direction.

That's what makes the difference crucial and the lutz much harder.
I see what you're saying, but most of the traditional "preceding movements" were put in place to set up the type of rotation (ie, 3 turn into a flip jump already should have you turning into the natural rotation, long back glide into a lutz gives you the time to you to shift your weight away from the direction you will turn in the air).