Have you tried hitting it on an angle? I can’t explain the physics of it, but tilting my body so the line formed by my arms is about 45* to the floor before I make another hit seems to help me get an extra few degrees. EJ shows this in one of his videos.
"That being said, I'd much rather see Levan vs. Denis. Levan hasn't lost a single match since 2014, and none of them were even close except his first pull with Laletin at Zloty 2017 where Laletin got him fairly far down on the hit, but in their other 3 pulls they slipped on the go and then Levan beat him easily in the straps. Levan is #1 in the World right now lefty IMO, although if a match between him and Denis were set-up I'd give them even odds."
Levan would have good chances against Denis right arm at the moment, but lefty I think he would have a hard time. Denis's left is off the charts until proven otherwise. I can't remember him ever losing even a single match on the left besides Pushkar who surprised him once with a hit.
Whoa! That changes my perspective completely then. So Devon was holding the belt prior to the Devon/Denis match? If that was the case, im actually starting to feel a little guilty for looking at the match the wrong way.