Releasing hook grip during snatch?
I have a question regarding the use of a hook grip during the snatch. I have read Mr. Everett's excellent book and do agree with what he says about releasing the hook grip during the snatch. Although I'm admittedly still learning them, my overhead squats are more comfortable with a standard grip.
However, when I'm snatching, especially with heavier weights, I notice that I have to often really focus on releasing the hook grip. With many of my heavier lifts, I'm so focused on pulling under the weight that I don't always release the grip. It almost seems as if releasing the grip costs me an extra split-second of "slack" that I can't afford.
I've studied lots of the pictures here at Catalyst and elsewhere, and don't seem to find a consensus from this. It seems that some lifters don't release the hook grip, while others do. In fact, some lifters seem to be releasing the grip in some pictures, and holding it in others.
What do y'all think?