A friend of mine has arms that are so long that when he stands with his hands at the collars, the barbell hangs well below his hip crease. He doesn't know what to do at the explode/second pull. If he does what comes naturally (gets to a power position and explodes) he makes contact with his genitals often enough that he naturally isn't willing to do that anymore.
Should he explode early? Then the barbell is brushing/making contact at his thighs, more like the rest of us when we clean. There's a lot written about this isn't optimal, but perhaps this is a case of you-do-what-you-gotta-do.
Should he bend his arms during the first pull? This is a recreational athlete, so I do not feel comfortable trying to teach him about arm bend. He'd have to practice a LOT to learn to relax his arms at the explode, and I don't believe he'll invest that kind of time.
Are there other options that I'm not seeing?
Note: My question is similar to this question except my athlete cannot possibly widen his grip any more.