Re: The Levels
The moment his opponent began to spin, Hashirama decides to release his Earth chakra into the ground below and cause the Earth to spin violently. The spin doesn't affect the counter to the planks due to them being so close to him, however the speed of the spin is unexpected and not planned out by Ling, causing him to lose balance and lose control of his chains which means they don't go on towards Hashirama in the way that he had wished, instead, he is sent flying off to Hashirama's right (Ling's left) hand side.
Originally Posted by Scaze
The launch causes you to go on your side and slide with your shoulder on the ground roughly 3/4 meters in the area to Hashirama's right, the pain wouldn't be extreme, but it'd be enough to bruise your shoulder (left one). As the Earth spins, water bursts out of it, dealing blunt damage as it has enough strength to send an opponent flying 2 or so meters.
As you're sliding against the ground and before you come to a halt, sharpened pillars of Earth would burst out of the ground, piercing your body almost instantly, causing some excruciating pain whilst of course injuring you fatally.