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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. Click here to find your Icon Paddle Replaceable Edge Guard Kit.

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 August 9, 2022
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Weatherford, TX United States  

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5 of 5 Terrific paddle!! March 21, 2022
Reviewer: Michele from Seaview, WA, USA  
This paddle has an amazing feel to its surface, and love the edgeless design! Great-playing, too. The ONLY reason I sent it back is that the handle, at 5.25", was too long for my small hand. If you don't mind the handle length, I highly recommend this paddle.

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5 of 5 Surprise! March 8, 2022
Reviewer: Linda from Rhinelander, WI United States  
My husband’s birthday was coming up and I happened to see that his computer was open to Pickleball Central on the Diadem Icon.  I called and spoke to  customer service representative who asked me some questions and let me know this racquet would be a good choice.  When the birthday arrived, my husband was quite surprised.  He didn’t remember ever looking at this racquet.  He tried it out and loved it.  Thanks Pickleball Central for the guidance and the great 30 day return option as a fail safe option.  I couldn’t have bought a better gift.

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5 of 5 Diadem paddle-icon January 29, 2022
Reviewer: Mike Carignan from Pelham, AL United States  
Love it!

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5 of 5 Excellent paddle January 28, 2022
Reviewer: Mark Covey from Fulton, MO United States  
Sweet spot all the way to the edge

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