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  1. #1
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    Default Girths with two elastic ends

    So, I've had G in a 52" girth since I've had her and that's been fine, it has elastic on one side. I'm looking at getting a different girth that will be less hot and it has elastic on both ends, which is something I've never used before. Do you still order the same size, or a size down because it stretches more?

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    I think so, I have one and I believe it was the same size as my one sided one.
    Been so long since I bought it I am not sure.
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    I always use the same size. The stretch is not that significant in my opinion. I do notice I tend to go up a billet hole or two higher on the off side when I use double-ended elastic girth vs. single elastic. But then I often don't tighten quite as much on the near side, so it all comes out in the wash.
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    same size. the brand new ones have very little GIVE in the beginning.



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    Usually the same size. If your current girth is old, you might want to measure it before you order-- they do stretch. My 48" turned into a 51".



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    Same size Although mine was marked 49" LOL, and my guy is 48" (it's either a 48 or 50, I'm not sure, it was brand new "used")



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    I use the Dover circuit girths, and order in the same size. I think the elastic stays strong, and prefer that it's dark brown/looks cleaner.



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    I order the same size girth. Eventually you'll need to go up a hole or two, but "eventually" for me was "in two years."
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    I think it depends a bit. Some girth elastics are SOOOOO stretchy. Those neoprene fleece girth elastics are always crazy stretchy and would totally need a size down.



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