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Diadem Icon Graphite Paddle
Diadem Icon Graphite Pickleball Paddle with a high-density poly core, carbon fiber face, and high-friction polyurethane surface coating. Available in Black, White, and a Miami Vice-inspired neon pink and teal color combination.

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Price: $159.95

Product Code: DIA100


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Diadem Icon Graphite Pickleball Paddle

The Icon Graphite Paddle by Diadem is the perfect expression of technology, innovation, and what may very well be the future of pickleball. Being Diadem's first foray into pickleball paddle manufacturing, the Icon brings with it a new perspective on the research and technology comprising today's paddles. Firstly, it features a slimmer-than-average polymer honeycomb core, at just 12mm thick (0.47"). A thin core usually means greater power; but hang on. The honeycomb cells in the Icon's core are also smaller-than-average in diameter, at just 8mm across. This is what Diadem refers to as "honeycomb density," a term we really haven't heard much in pickleball paddle manufacturing circles, which translates to a denser core and solid feel.

Next, Diadem mates this unique core to a face material comprised of high-grade, Japanese-sourced carbon fiber for soft-yet-powerful performance from the baseline. In addition to some pretty eye-catching graphics covering the face ("Miami Vice?!"), Diadem applies a proprietary "Spin RP" polyurethane coating which leaves the face slightly tacky, or sticky, and translates to an ability to spin pickleballs easily using adhesion rather than rough texture.

Finally, the entire outer edge of Diadem Icon's edge is protected by a unique, replaceable, 3-piece edge guard tacked onto the outer edge of the paddle. It's flush-mounted so it doesn't overlap the face and maximizes the usable striking surface of the paddle.

The Icon Graphite Pickleball Paddle from Diadem is offered in two weights, with the light version coming in at 7.8 oz. and the midweight version coming in at 8.1 oz. on average. The grip is a comfort max grip with a small 4 1/8" circumference wrapping a 5 1/4” long handle. The paddle’s overall length is 16", offering a little extra reach and versatility.

With Diadem's first major entry into the pickleball paddle market, the Icon Graphite is definitely ready to help you take your pickleball game to the next level.

Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".

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5 of 5 Scores very well in all categories. October 16, 2021
Reviewer: Richard from CITRUS HEIGHTS, CA United States  
I did a demo program with the light one and the medium weight one. I really like this paddle. It is very good with spin, about 8 of 10 for power, and good control. I found that I can aim the ball like a laser beam with this paddle. My direction control with this paddle is the best I've ever had. I have 13 paddles right now, and I gave some away, traded some, sold some. I seem to like to play more aggressive with this paddle. One of my demos was new, one was used. As mentioned by some, I did see the yellowing from balls hitting the used paddle. I definitely wouldn't buy a white one. I like light paddles, so I do prefer the lightweight one.

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5 of 5 October 12, 2021
Reviewer: Christine Linden from Arvada, CO United States  

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5 of 5 Diadem Icon Lite September 29, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Vermont, USA  
My playing background was Tennis (4.0). I just tried the Diadem Icon Lite Paddle. It is a fantastic paddle: all the power that I need and an  amazing soft control. It is a fast paddle. The face surface has a rubbery feeling, almost “sticky “ that creates a ton of spin. I feel it is given me an unfair advantage 😁
It has became my number 1 paddle

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5 of 5 Diadem Graphite September 14, 2021
Reviewer: Marcia H from Sioux Falls, SD United States  
I love this paddle. It has great power and yet doesn’t sacrifice control. Unfortunately it got a small “scuff” right where I hit the ball. I contacted Pickleball Central about the defect and they immediately replaced the paddle. I can’t say enough good about Pickleball Central. I purchase a lot of paddles - always trying something new. I will not buy a paddle from anywhere else than Pickleball Central. They support their customers and I will support them.

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5 of 5 Great paddle September 8, 2021
Reviewer: Maxine Brown from Manhattan Beach, California United States  
Light , comfortable and has power.

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