Thanks very much to both of you. I'll keep the advice in mind. I'm wondering how much my distance from the bar has to do with body geometry? In the snatch before this one I skinned my knee, and I rememberI was very close on this one as well...Is there anything in my pull that I can change to keep the bar closer without taking my kneecaps off?
Specifically I've noticed in videos that some lifters take a sort of exaggerated bow-legged edge-of-feet knees-out stance on the pull (just browsing videos i see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E9sPllx4G8M
(lift starts at about 0:47))...Would something like this help me keep close to the bar?