First, thanks for the feedback. The TS1 irons are phenomenal, and continue to to do very well. The MMB-17’s continue to have a following as well. Good designs with category leading playability always do well.
As far as thinner toplines, longer blade lengths and taller toe and heel dimensions, 2 of those 4 things generally are good for playability, and 2 are not. Thinner toplines give us more mass to put in other places, but too thin can simply just not look good. Longer blade lengths are always a positive and we feel, for “players” type designs, you can only go so long and we are right there with the TS1, MMB17, TE, DBM, etc. Where playability suffers is when you start raising mass, which in turn raises the vertical center of gravity, which is a detriment to playability, in any design. With regards to offset, no offset very rare, and in my opinion a negative in both looks and playability. Minimum offset, which I do prefer myself, can be designed into an iron and give the appearance of none. True 0 offset makes the leading edge look like its forward of the hosels leading edge, which is not good in my opinion. That is why we generally will go .080″ offset on the designs we that we want minimum offset.
Thanks again for the support and the feedback. We will continue to work on a wide variety of designs and bring them to market when we feel they are ready. Right now, the TS1 and the TS2 are the rock stars in our line-up and we believe they are as good as any on the market.