Chrome/Ionic horizontal drag

Hi guys
I have been having an issue that has been bugging me for a couple of days now.
I have been developing a site and part of that involves a draggable divider bar- horizontal in portrait and vertical in landscape view. Dragging the bar up and down in portrait works fine. However, when dragging it left and right in landscape view the dragend/release events are kicked off almost immediately.

Testing has show this to come up when the application is deployed to an android phone and if it is viewed in chrome. Viewing the site in mobile firefox works fine. The same when using desktop chrome/firefox. I guess this is a webkit issue?

I am guessing that something in ionic is interrupting horizontal drag events and causing it to terminate some how.

Any help or insight would be extremely helpful. Thanks a lot.