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Diadem Edge 18K Speed Pro Carbon Fiber Pickleball Paddle Review

Buckle Up, It’s Fast! Diadem Speed 18K is here and it's blazing fast! This viral video doesn't even do it justice but your friends at JustPaddles got our hands on this new pickleball paddle and let's just say, the pickleball world is taking notice.

This paddle is a powerhouse with lightning-fast shots, spin that will leave them dizzy, and defense so quick they'll be retreating faster than a backhand volley.  The Diadem Speed 18K isn't just for show, it's high-performance pickleball at its finest. Check out Diadem’s humor in this viral video about the Diadem Speed 18K. Caution: Adult Language is Used.

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Techs and Specs:

  • Paddle Weight: 7.8 - 8.2 oz
  • Paddle Face Material: 3D 18K Carbon Fiber
  • Paddle Shape: Elongated
  • Core Thickness: 16mm
  • Paddle Length: 16.4"
  • Paddle Width: 7 1/2''
  • Grip Size: Thin - 4 1/8"
  • Handle Length: Long - 5.3''


Paddle Review

All jokes aside, the video wasn’t joking. This paddle is REALLY FAST. As the game of pickleball continues to speed up, players are finding a need to add speed to their repertoire! No longer is a competitive game made up of long dink rallies but rather speed and defense at the net. Don’t get left behind without the right paddle for the game.

What type of player should use the Diadem Edge 18K? 

The Edge 18K Speed Pro isn't messing around. Designed for the competitive player, it delivers explosive power and unmatched speed, all wrapped in a durable, thermoformed construction. This paddle is built to dominate the court, with stability that allows you to channel every ounce of power into precise shots. As Diadem says, “buckle up and experience the difference.”

Paddle Expert’s Thoughts on the Diadem Edge 18K 

This paddle impressed me from the start. It delivers a ton of power, making my baseline drives absolute rockets. The surprise weapon? The paddle face! The grit really helped me generate topspin, causing my shots to dip dramatically and leave opponents scrambling.

But power isn't everything and this paddle is also incredibly maneuverable.  The net game felt like a dream, with the perfect balance for quick volleys and tight hand battles.  The extended handle was a game-changer for two-handed backhands, giving me tons of control and a smooth swing.

Overall, I was incredibly impressed with this paddle. The construction feels top-notch, and it delivers a perfect blend of power, spin, and maneuverability. Highly recommend!



  • Grit that you can feel and see.Good weight and balance. A strong blend of plow-through and maneuverability.


  • The adjustment from the Speed can take a game or two.


Want to speed up your game? Give the Speed 18K a shot.  For assistance, you can call/text 866-382-3465, email, or click here to live chat. Don't forget, we're here for you from Click To Court!


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