Better. Back up a hair more from the start so you have more of a shin angle.
You're able to get your back into extension without taking any "slack" out of the bar, so that's why when you go to pull the bar, the back immediately goes into flexion.
As you lift the chest to set the back, the bar should start to bend upward and you should "feel" most of the weight in your hands. The arms should be pulled taught as the back goes in extension. You might even hear an audible "click" when the sleeves of the bar it the inside of the plates as you set the back.
Hopefully that makes sense.