Hey, thanks! Yeah, I figured the technique gave be a big bump. I was hoping for about 5 lbs a month of gain and got 15. I don't expect to keep getting 15, but hey....I'm now 10 lbs closer to my goal than expected.
I've always been best at the bench. Don't know why, but I am nooooo deadlifter. I actually have short arms for my height and really long legs. I've got to lean over reeally far to get the bar past my knees on the way up.
Thanks again for the help and encouragement.