Ok, so heres my problem. I have tried prolly 10 different DL suits, and every one throws my form to crap. My hips don't drop low enough, I end up using all lower back, and even though I get a little pop off the floor, I'm so out of position once i reach my knees that the lift ends up stalling. Even straps down I can't get into the right position.
I finally bought a metal pro suit, I even went with a bigger size (54 suit, i've got 26 legs and ~44 hips). I added velcro straps to make it adjustable (thanks for that idea Rich), and I tried it out today with some reverse green band DL's. I put the bottoms on with a belt at 335, hit 425 and 515 and put the straps up at 565. Missed it above me knees. Took the straps off and ground out 565 with the bottoms on. Took the damn suit off and got 610 for a PR with a belt and gym shorts. My best pull is 610 raw at 198, and my best reverse green is always a little less than my meet pull.
So heres my question. For someone who sucks in a DL suit, how do you typically recommend getting the form straight? I've got a couple ideas- working down on the pins from pin 4 to the floor over a couple weeks, 5-6 speed pulls with straps up on dynamic days, doing rep sets with lighter weight....ect.. Being better raw is killing my inner gear whoreness, so hopefully someone out there can help me fix this!