Diadem Icon Graphite Paddle

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The Carbon Fiber face and high-density polymer honeycomb core, in combination with a uniquely grippy face add up to Diadem's Icon as a brilliant paddle for all-court play. 3 color options.

Light-Middleweight/Small Grip

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".


Diadem Icon Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Lightweight Model: Avg. 7.8 ounces (7.7 - 8.0 oz. range)
Midweight Model: Avg. 8.1 ounces (8.0 - 8.2 oz. range)
Grip Circumference: 4 1/8" (Small) Actual grip sizes may vary up to 1/8".
Grip Style: Comfort Max Grip
Grip Manufacturer: Diadem
Handle Length: 5 1/4"
Paddle Length: 16"
Paddle Width: 7 3/5"
Paddle Face: HMT Carbon Fiber w/Polyurethane Coating
Core Material: High-density Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 12mm (.47")
Edge Guard: Ultra sleek, non-overlapping, 3-piece replaceable guard
Manufacturer: Diadem Pickleball
Made in China

Reviews ()

  • Diadem Icon

    Dec 22, 2022

    Love the paddle performance. Only drawback is the replaceable edge guard. My top piece kept unsnapping. PBCentral had me return paddle and they replaced it. This edge guard is holding. The Icon meets my needs for power and control plus I get feedback through the paddle I don't get with thicker paddles.

    Robert Limoges

  • Diaden Icon

    Dec 1, 2022

    Great paddle with power, touch, and spin.


  • Icon Paddle

    Nov 27, 2022

    No power at the baseline and the paddle hurt my elbow during the first game.


  • Icon Paddle

    Nov 27, 2022

    No power at the baseline and the paddle hurt my elbow during the first game.


  • Paddle

    Nov 26, 2022

    I have this paddle and my son and husband also play with it. So, I bought this for my younger son. It is an awesome paddle.