Considering I was the only one here who thought the OP's problem was related to AS, and I later retracted that, I'd suggest starting a new thread should you wish to discuss AS any further, since it is off topic at this point.
First off, skating force, which is directly dictated by the frictional drag, is not constant at all; it varies greatly due to many factors such as the groove radius (distance from the center spindle), record speed, condition, and the modulation level of the particular musical passage being played.
If, hypothetically, one sets their AS so as to play the most demanding, highly modulated torture track on their Hi-Fi News test record, then guess what? They will have set their AS so high that the pressure applied to the outer groove wall, on normal musical passages, exceeds the unwanted pressure they would have had on their inner wall, if they hadn't used any AS in the first place!
As one example, when you play a record where the center hole has not been properly punched out at the true center of the actual groove pattern, a not uncommon occurrence, then this causes one's tonearm to sway in and out, per rotation, and the friction of the counterweight's thread scraping back and forth over its post (recurring every 1.8 seconds at 33.33 RPM), might cause a noise which travels down the arm
From VPI's FAQ's page:"QUESTION- DO I REALLY NEED TO USE ANTI-SKATE ANSWER- Most times NO! Some cartridge manufacturers are happier if you use anti-skate, such as Sound Smith's Peter Lederman, who believes in the sonic and mechanical advantages of it. At VPI we can hear it working, so we do not use it, and not just ours - we can hear them all working, as the center hole of the record is not dead center. This causes the anti-skate mechanism to pull and release the arm as it is doing its job."