Bill - I just got the 2013 Marek Nova, so I can comment on it. It is fairly fast (but probably on the slow side for a Continuous Rocker board, but faster than a 3 Stage), very tight feeling (board has many channels, pockets, etc. on the underside and as well as some huge bolt on P-Wing fins (1.0"), great predictable pop (pops very smoothly), and lands pretty soft (especially if you case the wake, it just crushes right through it). Board feels like it rides pretty deep in the water which is nice for rough water riding. The only LF boards I have ridden are a Watson Classic, Watson Hybrid, Substance and PS3.....its definitely tighter than all of those, slower than the PS3 and Watson Hybrid, but lands smoother than all of them.
Hope this helps some.