Diadem Warrior Edge 16mm Pickleball PaddleThe 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: Riptide
Power and Passing Game: Icon
Control and Soft Game: Warrior
Hybrid All-Court: Warrior EDGE"
John, Sales Team (4.0 Player)
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
Sep 15, 2023
Virtually no dead spots, and a surface that grips the ball very well as advertised. I can no longer blame my paddle for any of my missed shots.
Sep 4, 2023
Really like it. Nice grip, nice swing feel.
Diadem Warrior Edge
Aug 31, 2023
I am a senior citizen probably 3.0 who plays 4-5 times a week, primarily on community center gym courts. I am a bit of a equipment geek and have tried a number of paddles. The Warriors Edge had the best reviews I have seen, so I gave it a try. . I was a little concerned that the Warrior Edge's slightly elongated shape might make the sweet spot smaller. As a senior citizen, a large sweet spot is very important. However, the Diadem Warrior Edge has be best combination of large sweet spot, control, and pop that I have found so far. I really like the paddle.
Great paddle; Demo'd 4 others and hands down winner
Aug 7, 2023
I've been playing about 16 months and it was time to try a new paddle. I play at about a 3.75 - 4.0 level and play a combo control/power game. I both borrowed several paddles from friends and ordered 5 new paddles to demo. The Edge had the best feel of any of them. Every hit seems solid and balanced. I feel like it elevated my game after using for just a few times. Finding the right paddle isn't easy given all the choices but other reviews and rating led my to try this one and glad I did.
Aug 5, 2023
I am a fan - this is one of the paddles that felt great at soon as I held it in my hand. Once I played with it, it has very nice pop. It did take a game or two to control the pop because it was different than my previous paddle. I don’t do a lot with spin at my skill level, but if I have any angle on my paddle, it creates nasty spin for the opponent to try to respond to.
Warrior Edge pickleball paddle
Jul 13, 2023
Very pleased, but do see much of a difference from the regular warrior paddle; which is priced much lower
Jul 6, 2023
This is an awesome paddle it is light and super fast pace. 100% a great buy
Apr 8, 2023
Love this paddle! Perfect weight distribution with control and power!
Diadem Warrior Edge Pickleball Paddle
Mar 1, 2023
Great control. Light enough for quick response at the net, yet powerful enough for baseline shots.
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!