What am i misunderstanding here?
You have a hard time getting down and catching the weight in a true Olympic style?
Are you referring to "real" snatches or "power" snatches?
How can you get down without sacrificing fluidity of snapping your hips forward?
In a "real" snatch, there is more weight on the bar (a lot more) which requires more fluidity of snapping of the hips......or you miss the lift.
Oh, and i hate the label "power snatch" or "power clean and jerk"
When you do a real snatch or clean&jerk you use a lot more weight than you can with the power versions.
So if your using less weight, how is that "power" lifting?
Tommy Kono said the power lifts(snatch and C&J) are a complete waste of time if you are interested in lifting a lot of weight because the mechanics are different than the full lifts and as a result teach you bad habits. Oh sure you'll see the world champs doing them on clips, buts its usually when they're just warming up or fooling around and its not a major part of their preparation. Again that was Tommy Kono, not me.
But if your simply interested in "power" lifting, please ignore this.
If your interested in getting down and catching the weight in a full olympic lift, then take the time your devoting to "power" lifting and replace it with full lift repetitions.