The Warrior provided the spin and feel much like the Icon paddle. I don’t think it had the extreme deadening at the kitchen which is what I was looking for. It is also almost an ounce and a half heavier then my ideal weight; that said I find no fault in the performance of the Warrior it just isn’t going to help me with “my” style of play.
The Warrior is the real deal! Don't know how I have played pickleball all these years and haven't had a racket this good, --
all around it is awesome. Short game, power hits, dinks-- you name it, you got it with this paddle.
Worst part is, not only do I have to buy one for myself-- but my wife also wants one too....Arghhhh
This paddle has everything I was hoping for soft touch, good control, creates very good spin…..and more than enough power….bottom line it’s the best paddle I have played with.
Enough said ! The Warrior pickleball paddle is an awesome paddle. When serving the pickleball you hardly feel it coming off the paddle . I highly recommend this paddle. I am glad I have it. I love the grip on the paddle! I got it as a demo and love to have Diadem charge me for the remainder of the price.
Diadem Warrior - DEMO