Thanks all. I appreciate the input. I pulled again since then, with much more control. Felt great, not jerky, and really much improved mentally from this one.
Yes, first pull at 400. Felt great to check that off the list. 100 pounds to go to be in the 1,000 pound club.
I gotta keep the bar closer to my shins. There is just something about dragging the bar along my bony ass shins that sends chills down my spine. Still, I gotta do it. I wore long soccer socks this last deadlift, and maybe mentally it helped. I see they sell "sleeves" to wrap your shins in... but not sure if I want to go that far with it. I think I just need to grin and bear it.
Thanks again all - I appreciate the feedback.