With out struts the hood travels a bit further back than oem and combined with the weight of the duck tail it creates a center of gravity far back enough that you have to pull it fairly far to shift it to where it wants to close.
I would not, however, fling it open as it could cause damage to the fiberglass.
With two struts you could have used it as a catapult (we flung a tennis ball about a hundred feet which was a bad idea for the trunk but it wasnt a problem) and with one strut still could knock your teeth out if you stood over it.
The hood I didnt even attempt to have with one let alone two struts. The hood explodes open when you pop it because of the spring so I couldnt imagine using a single strut.
I will get a broom handle and wrap it in black/yellow/red tape for the track