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Diadem Warrior Edge Carbon Fiber Paddle

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Thick 16mm polymer core and carbon fiber face deliver control, while gritty surface spins balls like few others.

Middleweight/Small Grip

Diadem Warrior Edge 16mm Pickleball Paddle

The Warrior Edge Carbon Fiber Paddle from Diadem features a 16mm (0.63") thick core, which is thicker than most paddles but slimmer than the original Diadem Warrior (which happens to be the first 19mm thick paddle ever introduced to the pickleball paddle market). This allows the Warrior Edge to retain high-performance power with more speed and maneuverability than its predecessor. With a polymer honeycomb composition, the control-oriented thick core also contributes to fewer impact vibrations so players can maintain a steady hold on their paddle during quick exchanges.

The Warrior Edge Pickleball Paddle weighs in at 7.8 – 8.2 oz., keeping it comfortably in the midweight range. It has a small 4-1/8" grip circumference, which is easily fattened up a bit with an overgrip. The handle length is 5" which provides a pleasant amount of room for most players. Its surface is composed of etched carbon fiber which aligns vertically to "bite" the ball (and won't wear down like a gritty painted surface), enabling you to utilize spin more easily on your cuts, slices and spin serves. Finally, the Aero Guard edge guard accelerates air flow across the thickness of the paddle, resulting in quicker resets and a more durable edge guard overall with valleys and ridges to absorb impact.

The Warrior Edge Carbon Fiber Paddle from Diadem mixes power with comfort so you can play hard and come back for more.

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

Reviews of the Warrior Edge 16mm Paddle by Pickleball Central Staff:

"The Warrior Edge from Diadem has some of the best qualities from each of their current paddles in the line-up, combined into one dynamic paddle. The 16mm one piece core echoes the Warrior with soft play. The thinner (for a Warrior) core does give the Edge more power than the original Warrior (though not quite as much as Diadem's Icon). And finally, the etched carbon surface grabs the ball and makes shaping shots easier. At an average of 8.0 oz. it is more maneuverable than it's bigger brother and makes defense at the net a little easier. Now, based on your play style, there is a Diadem pickleball paddle for you:
Learning the Game:
Power and Passing Game:
Control and Soft Game:
Hybrid All-Court: Warrior EDGE"

John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)


Diadem Warrior Edge Pickleball Paddle Technical Specifications
Average Weight: 8.0 ounces
Weight Range: 7.8 - 8.2 ounces
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"
Paddle Length: 16.4"
Paddle Width: 7.5"
Paddle Face: Etched Carbon Fiber
Core Material: Polymer Honeycomb
Core Thickness: 16mm (0.63")
Edge Guard: 1/4" overlapping paddle face
Manufacturer: Diadem Pickleball
Made in China

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  • Awesome paddle!

    Apr 8, 2023

    Love this paddle! Perfect weight distribution with control and power!

    Diane Doyle

  • Diadem Warrior Edge Pickleball Paddle

    Mar 1, 2023

    Great control. Light enough for quick response at the net, yet powerful enough for baseline shots.

    Ronald Kocher

  • Warrior Edge

    Feb 15, 2023

    No more forearm pain or tennis elbow with this paddle. It absorbs the shock instead of my arm absorbing it! I love how the ball just 'pops' off the surface!


  • Do not buy this anywhere else!

    Aug 31, 2022

    Super service and a free cover too!

    Terry Burnet

  • Love this Paddle/Bought 2

    Aug 17, 2022

    Was previously attached to the original Warrior, but had to try this. Absolutely love the spin and control. As a former tennis player, this made my transition to the game incredibly quick. Highly recommend if you like the power game and rely on spin! Great paddle!