I did some tests pulling a cross string that was attached to a fish scale at the far end and came up with some interesting results. I set the tensioner to 50lbs and pulled a cross string through about the middle of the racket but with no mains laced. It wasn't surprising that virtually no tension was lost. Then I pulled a weaved cross string and got 42.7lbs. It was also very interesting that when I straightened the cross, the tension rose to 46.0lbs (static vs dynamic friction or better pulling angles or both?). Out of curiosity, I also did a pull of a cross that was between 2 tensioned crosses and the scale measured 38.0lbs (no straightening possible). I used old Toa Leoina 66 (a lightly textured nylon but I'm sure is less frictiony than other string types) on a 16 main 107 Prince. I'd like to know what people's opinions are on this variability and if they think about it often when deciding on tension settings. How much does the finished tension of a racket depend on friction from the mains while pulling the crosses? Variables could include string type and texture, # of mains, gauge, style of straightening, amount of wax used with gut. Yeah, I mean this could get ridiculous. I'd also like to ask people's opinion on whether they believe a racket's end result tension is significantly more affected by the cross tension rather than the main tension, with minute racket head shape warpage taking up the difference between the two. You might have guessed that I already believe that.