I've seen people do them on TV and they go right through. Mine always hang up on the back loop.
The only way I can do them is to turn the hook (the hook of the hook, not the whole crochet hook) up and away rather than down and towards me.
Normally my sister is who gives me tips but I asked and she said she hates them too.
I suppose I could live with turning the hook upside down. I did get kind of fast when I just did something that had a lot of sl st, but there has to be a better way.
Petroleum based knitter, removing that nasty oil from the ground one skein at a time.