Don't sell yourself short. Like I said earlier, you should use the right equipment. Your cleans feel "weird" because you're used to exerting an unnecessary amount of energy to rotate yourself around the bar you use. The bars made for weightlifting make that transition a lot smoother, so you might be feeling faster, or your timing might be off, causing a crash on the shoulders or something to that effect. Invest in a good bar and it will last you a VERY long time.
Lastly, thanks for your kind wishes and I truly thank you for your unwavering support. Luckily, I'm almost out of here -- thank God.
All the best,
Javier A. Sanjuan
Olympus Barbell Club
Dear God, please help me lift heavy and be awesome. Thanks. Amen.