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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 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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5 of 5 Great paddle September 4, 2021
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Tyngsboro, MA United States  
The weight is perfect.  Love the miami vice look.  The grip is outstanding.

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5 of 5 Love my Diadem Icon! August 26, 2021
Reviewer: Jeff R. from Ocala, FL  
Once I received the paddle, I couldn't wait to try it out. My wife went to our court with me during a time where no one is around and give it a brief shake down. Fantastic! Love the spin and the rimless face and the consistency of the face from top to bottom, side to side. The only downside is my wife loves it too so I will be ordering one for her.

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5 of 5 Icon August 17, 2021
Reviewer: Dean from NJ  
Been playing with the Icon for two weeks. I would say it plays like a Kinetic mated with an Electrum. Has the sudden pop of a kinetic but much better spin, similar to the electrum. I’m sticking with this paddle for a while. Definitely recommend it

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