Snatch better with a narrower grip
My max snatch is a measly 190lb using a grip that leaves my pointer on the smooth part of the bar. At times I notice that I pull early (bar hits the thighs as if I am cleaning) but I am fast enough to get under and that width makes me strong enough to catch and stabilize.
My coach says I should widen my grip to about slightly less than a thumbs length from the smooth part but I have a more difficult time pulling it and getting under. I struggle greatly holding 165 from a wider grip.
I'm simply not sure if I should just keep the initial grip length and just focus on delaying the pull, or if I should go wider and just improve from there.