Just arrived Diadem Elevate

#53
Which Blade model do you use currently?
The Elevate is next on my radar of racquets to test out, which will probably happen right around Christmas time lol
Which Blade model do you use currently?
The Elevate is next on my radar of racquets to test out, which will probably happen right around Christmas time lol
I use a 98L Blade with leather grip and 6 inches of lead 3 and 9 o'clock.
 
#55
315g Elevate Tour coming next year possibly. Dunno when next year, but there's a review on Youtube and it looks like one of the Diadem reps confirmed the Elevate Tour in the replies section.
 
#57
there is a review for the tour version? where?
No, somebody did a youtube review for the current version. Just google Diadem Elevate and it should be suggested as a video. One of the comments from the review was that the stick is a bit too light, and Diadem replied in the comments that a heavier tour version was coming out next year.
 
#58
Glad to hear there's a heavier version coming. Just took one out to the courts last night for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised. It felt very solid, slightly more power than I'd like with that light of a racquet cause I like to add weight to even already heavy racquets, but very solid overall. I'll hit with it a little more this weekend, maybe I'll bring my old K Blade 18x20 out to hit it side-by-side a little. I've got others I'm testing out this weekend too, so not sure if I'll get that blade onto the court though. Got the Speed Pro and a Prince Beast 100 LB to test out as well.
 
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#60
Glad to hear there's a heavier version coming. Just took one out to the courts last night for the first time and I was pleasantly surprised. It felt very solid, slightly more power than I'd like with that light of a racquet cause I like to add weight to even already heavy racquets, but very solid overall. I'll hit with it a little more this weekend, maybe I'll bring my old K Blade 18x20 out to hit it side-by-side a little. I've got others I'm testing out this weekend too, so not sure if I'll get that blade onto the court though. Got the Speed Pro, Prince Beast 100 LB, and a Wilson Clash all to test out a little bit this weekend along with the Elevate.
I’m surprised to hear you say it has more power than you’d like - I feel like every other review has said it’s a tad underpowered.

I’m currently resisting the urge to demo/purchase a used Elevate as I’m in love with my Vantage 95s, but it’s definitely next on my list. The tour sounds like it’d be more up my alley, as I don’t generally like customizing via lead tape with frames that light.
 
#61
I’m surprised to hear you say it has more power than you’d like - I feel like every other review has said it’s a tad underpowered.

I’m currently resisting the urge to demo/purchase a used Elevate as I’m in love with my Vantage 95s, but it’s definitely next on my list. The tour sounds like it’d be more up my alley, as I don’t generally like customizing via lead tape with frames that light.
Second time around I didn't feel as much power from it. I think it's because the first time I went to it from a very low-powered frame, so it felt like it had more power. I played with it a little more this time. It's a pretty solid racquet, similar to a Blade. I'd still take the Blade over it though. It's worth a demo, but I don't think I'll be taking it out anymore.
 

MRfStop

Professional
#63
I am really starting to like this frame even more than my Duel Gs. I’m not sure what it is but I hit my volleys much better than I did with my DGs but I don’t hit my serve as well.
Balance is 7 pts HL
 
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#64
I am really starting to like this frame even more than my Duel Gs. I’m not sure what it is but I hit my volleys much better than I did with my DGs but I don’t hit my serve as well.
Balance is 7 pts HL
Probably the twistweight / tortional stability due to the lead at sides is equating to a great volley stick
 

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#65
I’m surprised to hear you say it has more power than you’d like - I feel like every other review has said it’s a tad underpowered.

I’m currently resisting the urge to demo/purchase a used Elevate as I’m in love with my Vantage 95s, but it’s definitely next on my list. The tour sounds like it’d be more up my alley, as I don’t generally like customizing via lead tape with frames that light.
Yeah, it does not have the dictating character of your 95s. It needs quite a bit of weight to get a decent level I found
 
#66
Hi someone has tested the nova or elevate? I have only one prince exo3 tour 100 team, im 15 years old i want a similar racquet not for prince but with more weigth. My playstyle is baseliner very good 2hdbh and a forehand like zverev mediocre and good serve because im 6,3 ft of tall so help me and i want a thinner beam?
 
#67
Uhmm...my son is a Diadem sponsored player and not trying to hide it. Personally tried the raquet (I play with a Wilson Blade) and loved it. I love hitting balls with him and his raquets. I tried a couple of strings with it and Solstice Power by far was the best (Lynx, RSLyon,). I was worried about the 16X20 pattern and thought it would be underpowered but like you stated above it has wide spacing giving extra pop and good amount of spin. You can even try a 16g string and still feels good.
Can you compare blade with the elevate in terms of power,spin and feel im between this two or the new 360 speed racquet im using a exo3 tour team i need help
 
#68
Can you compare blade with the elevate in terms of power,spin and feel im between this two or the new 360 speed racquet im using a exo3 tour team i need help
Elevate has more power and Spin than the Blade. Blade has slightly better feel. The new 360 head Speed Racquet is a completely different Racquet than these two. I have played with the Speed 360 and did not like it at all. Had no feel and just middle of the pack in everything. I would recommend buying the Elevate or Blade instead of the Speed 360.
 
#69
Anyone have estimations on the Twistweight on this stick? I emailed Diadem and he said (paraphrasing) they don't measure that number because it varies too much.
 
#70
Elevate has more power and Spin than the Blade. Blade has slightly better feel. The new 360 head Speed Racquet is a completely different Racquet than these two. I have played with the Speed 360 and did not like it at all. Had no feel and just middle of the pack in everything. I would recommend buying the Elevate or Blade instead of the Speed 360.
Hi can you compare the DIADEM elevate with the xtc 300
 
#71
Hi can you compare the DIADEM elevate with the xtc 300
XTC is livelier, more power and stiffer than the Diadem Elevate. Elevate has more touch and feel. Even though XTC has a lower static weight it has more plow through than the Elevate. You get more spin with the Elevate (even though it is a 16X20) and with a little lead on the sides it has more than enough stability. Elevate is better at the net. XTC cosmetics are impressive. Elevate is nice but XTC's are very nice. Overall very different feel on both on them but both great racquets in my opinion.
 
#72
XTC is livelier, more power and stiffer than the Diadem Elevate. Elevate has more touch and feel. Even though XTC has a lower static weight it has more plow through than the Elevate. You get more spin with the Elevate (even though it is a 16X20) and with a little lead on the sides it has more than enough stability. Elevate is better at the net. XTC cosmetics are impressive. Elevate is nice but XTC's are very nice. Overall very different feel on both on them but both great racquets in my opinion.
Hi thanks thats something really rare that the elevate has more spin vs a 16*19 and 6 main in throat has less spin.
 
#73
Hi thanks thats something really rare that the elevate has more spin vs a 16*19 and 6 main in throat has less spin.
I had always stayed away from the 16X20's because I feared it could not produce any spin but if you look at the spacing on the Elevates it is pretty wide open. This is why Elevate creates better than expected spin. XTC's are like blades with a tad more spin. Even though they are 16X19 pattern still pretty tight pattern.
 
#75
I had always stayed away from the 16X20's because I feared it could not produce any spin but if you look at the spacing on the Elevates it is pretty wide open. This is why Elevate creates better than expected spin. XTC's are like blades with a tad more spin. Even though they are 16X19 pattern still pretty tight pattern.
Well i think that with the 300 dc versión that i tested that is the older model of 2016. His head shape was in betweent of a oval and round shap. And the string pattern was a little tigth for a 16x19. The elevate has a rounded or oval shape?
 
#76
Well i think that with the 300 dc versión that i tested that is the older model of 2016. His head shape was in betweent of a oval and round shap. And the string pattern was a little tigth for a 16x19. The elevate has a rounded or oval shape?
Elevate AND XTC's have more of a round shape instead of an oval (Oval for me is like a Blade or PRoject 7) if that is what you mean.
 
#78
Yep, the stringbed felt vague to me and I had trouble controlling the ball on anything that wasn't a full stroke compared to more crisp and direct DR98 stringbed.

DR98 has stiffer loop, softer throat but elevate seems to have reversed flex distribution with more loop flex, stiffer throat.
If I remember correctly, you have some Angells too. How does the Elevate compare to the TC97?
 
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