Originally Posted by Irvin
^^If that were true since there are more crosses than mains the greater force would be on the sides and you would have a longer racket.
Due to the substantial amount of friction caused by the mains when a cross is strung, the tension actually "felt" by the cross string and the racquet is less than the force that you're pulling it.
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