I had the same issue.
Splitting and reinforcing would be acceptable. I actually cut the narrow end of mine off since they were longer than needed to allow it to slip over buckle and then tacked/sewed the end tighter so it would not slip over the end knot. Or you can take the buckle and amsteel loop off, put the snake skins on then put the buckle and loop back on. (Easier than you'd think.)
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Last edited by HappyCamper; 05-21-2012 at 11:54..