Paddle Weight: 8.0 ounces
Handle Length: 5.25 inches
Paddle Core: 8mm
Paddle Surface: Carbon Fiber
Paddle Length: 16 inches
Paddle Width: 7.6 inches
Grip Size: 4 1/8 inches
Grip: Vintage Hybrid
Introducing the highly-anticipated ICON v2 PADDLE: DIADEM's latest evolution of our award-winning Icon. Still utilizing high grade Japanese-sourced carbon fiber in a thin frame, this paddle is the power player's ultimate weapon. While traditional power paddles are usually stiffer and unforgiving, the Icon v2 incorporates several technical features to eliminate harmful vibration making it the most comfortable, arm friendly power paddle Diadem has ever produced.
In its core, we have included our 3xL Core combining two 8mm PP honeycomb pieces joined together with a middle layer of proprietary film that dampens vibration on impact. Power is easily accessible, but comfortable control is available.
The Icon v2 face uses our RP2 Technology, which was pioneered by the concept Vice paddle launched at DIACON 22. It utilizes our proprietary two component polyurethane coating combined with grit paint to create a long-lasting and spin friendly face.
Finally, the Icon v2 takes on our Flex Stabilization (FS) System Technology, originally used in our tennis rackets, that utilizes a high-density foam injection around the outer edge of the paddle. This FS System blended with our Core Molding System not only makes this paddle more stable, but also increases the active sweet spot.
Perfectly balanced and beautifully designed with a sleek but protective replaceable edge guard, Icon v2 players will have the power to control the court against their opponent and look good doing it!
The Icon v2 has a more typical shape with the length at 16 inches and width at 7.6 inches. This paddle will be beneficial to those looking for control and a generous sweetspot. On the other hand, the XL version is a bit thinner and longer at 16.53 inches in length and 7.23 inches wide. This shape paired with the extra weight is better suited to give players some extra power.
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