Is it just me, or does it seem like this year …

Is it just me, or does it seem like this year that Alina's lutz edge is veering inside before she takes off? Maybe not enough to get an edge call, but maybe an unclear edge call? I feel like her lutz edge was better last season.

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Her lutz edge looks flat and I would give it a “!” call. I also agree with you that her lutz looked better last season. http://the-real-xmonster.tumblr.com/post/179162140869/re-alina-zagitovas-jumps-lots-of-people-have#tumblr_notes This post explained it well and it seems like her timing on the takeoff isn’t as good, so when she takes off it’s now flat instead of shallow outside like it used to be. Lutz calls were really lenient at Rostelecom and there were no calls at all “!” or “e” in either the SP or FS for any of the ladies skaters.