A lot of prior ratings were in 1000 but now most are only 700 and less
There were a few that were 1000 points, but I would not say a lot. My quick assessment was that we had 9 models above 1000 MPF points from 2004 forward. If you will notice, all with the exception of the KE4 and KE4 U30 models, were what I would describe as “extreme” designs. Very long blade lengths, extremely low cg’s, wide soles on most, which are all great features to produce an ultra forgiving and easy to hit club. That is a limited market, however. Now, most of our designs we try to get the highest playability and still maintain a look that is not wildly extreme, making them more appealing to a broader range of players. We still have Ultra Game improvement irons in the mid to high 800’s on the MPF scale, which is still highly forgiving and very stable. We still strive to get the highest playability possible for whatever design we do within a category (blade, players cavity, game improvement cavity, etc.). All of our current “players” cavity irons or our “blade” irons fall in the Super Game Improvement category because of the way we design the mass and dimensional characteristics. No matter what the look is, it is all about he mas and dimensional characteristics – the vertical cg, the horizontal cg, the rearward cg, the MOI. Those determine the stability and ultimately the playability of the iron.