Girth Belt HOW TO Accurately Strap and Secure the ESB Girth Belt

jbdubz

Active Hunter
I've never seen this drawn out specifically and now having recently added it to the Infamous CRL requirements for ESB Fett, figured no better time than now than to outline the proper method of securing the ESB girth belt...
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What you will need...
1 real or synthetic Mohair horse girth belt in the proper ESB color
2 nylon straps, 1" width, roughly 12" long each longer is better, you can always cut away slack.

OK, here goes!

1. Permanently attach nylon straps to the outer bars of each of the right side buckles (sewing machine recommended).
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2. Feed the strap up through the opposite buckle, between the middle bar and the prong.
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3. Secure the straps with the prongs. Holes are easily made and cauterized with a soldering iron.
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4. Feed the slack down and through the prong bar and the girth belt.
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5. Feed the slack up and through the opposite buckle between the middle bar and the bar the straps are sewn to.
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6. Secure slack with the prongs through holes made easily by a soldering iron.
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7. Feed the slack through the prong bar and the girth belt to hide the left over strapping.
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And Voila! Enjoy!
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Nice. I would assume that you would never un buckle the birth belt just step into it and pull it up. Then put on the kidney and armor and slide it back over.
 

jbdubz

Active Hunter
Nice. I would assume that you would never un buckle the birth belt just step into it and pull it up. Then put on the kidney and armor and slide it back over.
its possible though i would only say PP1 and PP2 were step in girth belts that utilized a white elastic to the side for PP1 and in the back for PP2...
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I do not believe they were step ins for ESB ad ROTJ as the black webbing isn't stretchy like elastic is at all and could cause problems breaking knee darts and cod studs etc. It also fits much more snugly on screen than it did in the pre-pro suit ups. A good indication that they are tightened like a belt would normally be, to ensure they dont slip and sag as seen in both PP1 and PP2. Elastic isnt really an exact science either, punch holes are more effective to control the tightness/looseness of any belt. IMO...
 
its possible though i would only say PP1 and PP2 were step in girth belts that utilized a white elastic to the side for PP1 and in the back for PP2...
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I do not believe they were step ins for ESB ad ROTJ as the black webbing isn't stretchy like elastic is at all and could cause problems breaking knee darts and cod studs etc. It also fits much more snugly on screen than it did in the pre-pro suit ups. A good indication that they are tightened like a belt would normally be, to ensure they dont slip and sag as seen in both PP1 and PP2. Elastic isnt really an exact science either, punch holes are more effective to control the tightness/looseness of any belt. IMO...
Thanks
 

clmayfield

Active Hunter
Great job! I had to figure this out on my own and always wanted to use Visio to make a diagram to get the word out. This tutorial is MUCH better than what I would have done.
 
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