Thanks Guys, for the encouraging words.
I took your advice and began using the bar over the weekend. I can only hook my index finger around my thumb on the bar, whereas with the 28mm bar I can easily catch my middle finger too, but it feels sure enough. At any rate it's not really a problem at the (low
) weights I'm currently working with.
Hopefully I'll have the chance to post some Snatch and C&J video for critical advice soon,