One of the materials used for tennis/squash/pickleball/... racquets is graphite.
One of the materials used for bike frames (and components) is carbon.
I gather that both have the element Carbon in them, but that they could be as distinct as the difference between the graphite in pencils and that in diamonds.
Are racquets' graphite the same substance as bike frames' carbon?
Context of the question: I'm still trying to understand how carbon can be hard for torquing yet soft to absorb bumps. Carbon racquets have the first property. They allow the player to return a fast ball from a hard racquet. I'm not aware that graphite racquets have any compliance properties (whether desirable or undesirable).
Context of the context: I was sloppily carrying a pickleball racket dangling in a bag from the handlebar, and it nearly entered the wheel. I stopped just short of learning which is harder: carbon or graphite.