Neonic Force 16mm Pickleball Paddle Review

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Neonic Force 16mm Pickleball Paddle Review

I’ve been reviewing a lot of the big hitters in the pickleball paddle industry, so I wanted to find out if any of the up-and-comers were making anything worth trying. I found a new thermoformed paddle that I enjoyed playing with, and I can’t wait to dive into the review to share my thoughts.

I am talking about the Neonic Force 16mm paddle in this review. This is a very new pickleball paddle company out of Southern California and they only offer one model right now either with green or pink lettering that both look very nice set on an all black carbon fiber face.

Neonic Force 16mm Specs

Neonic Force 16mm Specs

Spin 9

Power 9

Control/Feel 8.5

  • Length: 16.5”
  • Width: 7.5″
  • Surface: T-700 Carbon Fiber
  • Grip Length: 5.3”
  • Grip Circumference: 4.25”
  • Thickness: 16mm
  • Average Weight: 8.1oz

Other Features

  • Thermoformed with Unibody Construction and Foam injected edge walls all along the perimeter into the handle.
  • Warranty: 3 Months
  • 30-Day Money Back Guarantee no questions asked.

Neonic Force Vs. Vatic Pro V7

Vatic Pro V7
  • Weight: 8.1-8.5 oz
  • Length: 16.5 Inches
  • Paddle Width: 7.5 Inches
  • Grip Length: 5.3 Inches
  • Tickness: 16mm
  • Face: T700 Carbon Fiber
Neonic Force
  • Weight: 8.1oz
  • Length: 16.5 Inches
  • Paddle Width: 7.5 Inches
  • Grip Length: 5.3 Inches
  • Tickness: 16mm
  • Face: T700 Carbon Fiber

I think the Vatic Pro V7 is the closest paddle to the Neonic Force. They both have the same specs with slightly different weights. The Vatic Pro V7 edges the Neonic Force in power and spin but just slightly in both. The Neonic Force beats the Vatic Pro V7 when it comes to control.

You can make your decision based on those tradeoffs and you can also factor in the different price tags with the Vatic Pro V7 priced at $139.99 and the Neonic Force priced at $100.  Both are solid paddles and will keep you happy.

Final Thoughts

I enjoyed using the Neonic Force a lot. I enjoy it so much that I am still using it and rotating it in with another new paddle (review coming soon). Is my Legacy Pro about to become a distant memory? Maybe.


The Neonic Force 16mm is a great thermoformed paddle at an amazing price point of $99. It has great balance in all aspects of game play, and I think this paddle would work for just about anyone. I was able to hit two-handed back hands easily with the 5.3” handle length and really enjoyed my time reviewing this paddle.

Written by:

Jacob Hoisington

Jacob discovered pickleball when he one day was biking past local courts and started a conversation with some players. He asked what they were playing and got invited to a beginner’s night where he got hooked on the game. As a long-time doubles’ tennis player, pickleball was a natural fit for Jacob. His first love of the game was trying different paddles as there were so many and ever since he has become obsessed with trying every paddle, he can get his hands on. Jacob appreciates that pickleball is accessible to anyone while still offering competition.

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