One note about the sidecut. It's different from alot of others. It's very straight from the tips but has a lot of bend between the feet. This means entering and exiting turns are very stable, but you have spot in the middle of the turn where the board just whips around. [...] It was designed this way to avoid hooking when spinning and landing off balance, and it seems to work.
very interesting, and a good point indeed.
I had this in mind, but I am not sure I completely understood what happens once you are on the board after you set your turns. What does it mean "whips around"? does it mean that looking at your sign on the snow it will not be a smooth continuous line?
what is the hooking supposed to be avoided through the gullwing?