OK Sparrow. I thought you were saying there is more adjustment with the slap straps.
Odds you're exactly right. I clip the fig 9 to loop and adjust with the 9.
I've got the Nite Ize from EMS
Funny you ask. I've only been using the 9 for a couple months but I did notice some slight fraying on the cord. Man is it convenient though. I'll have to keep an eye on it and switch to something else if it persists. I hope it doesn't. I really like the setup.