I picked up a 2011 murray nova this year and so far its ok, i mean i dont looove it and definitely dont hate it. I really like how light the board is and the pop is about average. I used to have a 2005 premier 130. In comparison the murray is alot looser and for i while i kept slipping out on landings cuz i wasnt used to it. Its definitely faster than the premier and the it releases off the wake faster. I didnt notice much difference in landings,
i also have ridden the byerly blunt and i would say the pop on the blunt is a little more abrupt than the murray. The murray board is definitley alot lighter and the blunt has a tad more tracking but still looser that the premier. Speed would go to the murray but just by a little. Should also note that i weight 120 so the feel of the board might vary.
I see the murray as just the perfect average board, it has average speed, pop, and landings, and its quite loose. Im happy with it.