Thanks a lot guys, I really appreciate the responses. I don't know why I can't pick up the first pull correctly. My snatches have the same problem, just not as bad.
I try to keep my back angle the same and keep my chest up while keeping my hips down and I can never seem to clear my knees without actively trying to clear them. Even when I clear them it seems that I am then too far away from my quads and hips. I want to practice them, but im always one who believes in perfect practice, so I try not to ingrain the wrong movement patterns. Frustrating.