Abandoned Miura Irons and Golfclubs
The Miura PP-9003 is one of the most popular Miura irons ever produced and has relatively little to do with today's PP-9005. PP stands for Passing Point technology but the PP-9003 are much more classic forged and look more like a typical cavity back. The PP-9003 was made for everyone who wants more forgiveness and an easier launch. At the time when the PP-9003 came on the market there was no iron from Miura that really met these requirements. Therefore the PP-9003 was definitely a milestone in the company's history.
The PP-9003 was even so popular that Miura released a "Straight Neck" version that was much more suitable for better players and had much less offset. The Straight Neck version again competed with many other Miura irons and still became a bestseller. The PP-9003 became especially popular because of the large face and the wide sole which made it much easier to play than comparable Miura cavity back irons.
Today's alternatives: PP-9005, CB-2008, CB-301.
This iron was developed after the successful launch of the MB-001 Blade and the idea was quite clear: It had to be an iron that is easier to play than the MB-001 but still brings the advantages of a blade with it. If you look at the head of the club you can see immediately what's behind it: The CB-57 has a decent undercut, but also has a lot of weight behind and above the ball as you would expect from a blade. The CB-57 also has a very narrow sole and very little offset, so it comes very close to a blade. We sold the CB-57 mainly to players who didn't want to miss out on the playability of a blade and still wanted a bit more forgiveness.
Today's alternatives: MC-501, CB-1008, CB-301
The Miura CB-501 certainly belongs to the classic cavity back irons and was accordingly popular at its time. The topline is minimal, as is the offset. The sole is anything but thick and more like a blade. In general, the CB-501 has been more like a blade than a cavity back anyway in terms of playing characteristics.
Today's alternatives: MC-501, CB-301, CB-1008
Yes, I'm afraid this iron really makes the list. The Miura MB-001 shall be abandoned. It is one of the most successful Miura clubs ever and is still used as a reference for blades. That is, it is a blade as it is written in the book.
It is still unclear what the successor of the MB-001 will be called, but it is certain that there will be a worthy successor. It probably won't differ much from the MB-001. I.e. the club face remains minimal, the topline and the offset low and the impact feeling worthy of a Miura in the impact moment - thus butterly soft.
Today's alternatives: MC-501
The CB-201 is basically based on the CB-1005 and has changed only minimally. Just the fact that the CB-201 had an iron 2 speaks for itself. This means that the "CB" in the name does not necessarily imply that it's a typical cavity back. Because the topline, club face and offset were very small/minimal. The CB-201 is therefore more like a blade.
Today's alternatives: CB-301, MC-501
This Miura iron is also very sporty and has a very small face with a thin topline. The offset of the iron decreases with rising lofts.
Today's alternatives: MC-501, CB-301