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.
Bent some stuff. .272x7 drill rod went quick. Then lots of partials. Payed attention to where my index fingers go on the bar because my right is always destroyed, left is fine, so I adjusted the right and feels better than it ever has after bending.
Did some damage to a 1/4×6 g8 which is a first, got it to about 95* then later to about 80*. .302 and .2969 drill rod moving well, in BBW wraps so easier than IMPS that I've used in the past.
Realized some pain in my left hand is not from grip or bending, it's from washing my damn skillet.... Doesn't matter how strong or conditioned you think you are, always be aware of the risk for repetitive motion injuries! My last one was elbow pain because I decided to push open doors with my fingertips. Train when you train but be careful about any other regular stresses on your hands.
Here's a bit of the aftermath.