I'm 5'10". I've been teaching a buddy of mine how to lift for the past few months, and he's finally comfortable enough with his body to deadlift. He's probably 6'5".
His form on the initial lift is now pretty good. Started out abysmal. I mainly used visualization and focus exercises for him to use his body correctly (think: "drive your heels through the floor," "pick a spot on the wall to focus your gaze at," etc).
Thing is, though, he is terribly awkward with the down part of the movement. I think it just has to do with his leverages...it's hard for me to explain how to put the bar down to him because he's so much damn taller than me. I don't really have any ways for him to visualize the part of the movement or anything like that. Putting it down always felt so natural to me that I guess I just never really gave it much thought.
Any help on this? Any tall dudes on here have problems starting out with deadlifts and figured out a way to approach the lift that was helpful? I guess it's just a problem that I wasn't as able to creatively think around to explain how he should do it.