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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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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 23 Write a review.

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5 of 5 December 30, 2021
Reviewer: Peter Bradley from Royersford, PA United States  
Best paddle I’ve ever had

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5 of 5 Wonderful! December 17, 2021
Reviewer: Vikki Bradach from Gallatin, TN United States  
I play with a lot of spin, and this paddle really holds the ball longer on the face. It’s  lightweight, and the grip is just the way I like it. For the money, I’m pleased!

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5 of 5 The Real Deal November 24, 2021
Reviewer: Jim from Maricopa AZ United States  
The Diadem Icon is the real deal. I have been using it for about a month. It is everything Diadem says it is. It has the pop of a power paddle like my Gearbox Joey, but it has a soft feel for a firm paddle. dinks, 3rd shot drops and resets are very easy to execute. I feel I have very good control with this paddle, and it has a lot of pace on the ball. I like that the ball stays low when you hit it. It doesn't just rebound off of your paddle hi and get slammed back at you. I won my first gold medal this past weekend with the Icon. I am totally sold on this paddle. I couldn't be happier with my purchase. I've read some complaints about the face turning a bit yellow from the balls but I've only seen a small amount of this and I play a lot of Pickleball and hit the ball hard. I would rate this paddle just above average for spin. But you can put enough on it. Hats off to Diadem for getting into the market and releasing a unique paddle like this. 5 stars for playability. Give it a try!!!

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5 of 5 Paddle October 28, 2021
Reviewer: Melody from DE United States  
Really liking my new paddle

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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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