How the Cheetah Predion E16 Pickleball Paddle Compares

The Cheetah™ Predion E16 pickleball paddle compares well to several popular, elongated pickleball paddles (See tables below).

Summary of Differentiating Factors

One of the most differentiating features of the Predion is its grip circumference. The grip is the only connection you have with your paddle. Being able to comfortably hold the paddle in your hand is vital to your performance. And we know that a lot of players are using paddles with grips that are too small for their hands. (See: Your Grip Circumference May Be Too Small)

If your grip circumference is too small, you have to grip it hard to keep it from twisting in your hand when you hit a ball.

The grip circumference of the Predion is a whopping 4.5″, making it the perfect grip size for people with medium-large to large hands. It allows you to grip the paddle softly, like you’re supposed to, and minimizes a lot of unforced errors.

A suitable grip can also help prevent lateral epicondylitis (tennis or pickleball elbow), which can be aggravated by the activation of your forearm muscles when you grip your paddle too hard.

Cheetah Predion E16 Versus Franklin Ben Johns

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Franklin Ben Johns

$100
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Fiberglass
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Cheetah Predion E16 Versus Selkirk Vanguard Invikta

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Selkirk Vanguard Invikta

$200
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.2 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.25″
Grip Circumference: 4.25″
 

Cheetah Predion E16 Versus Selkirk Vanguard Mach 6

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Selkirk Vanguard Mach 6

$200
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.8″
Grip Circumference: 4.25″
 

Cheetah Predion E16 Versus Paddletek Tempest Reign

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Paddletek Tempest Reign

$180
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.5″
Thickness : .5″
Weight : 8.0 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.25″
Grip Circumference: 4.375″
 

Cheetah Predion E16 Versus Engage Pursuit MX

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Engage Pursuit MX

$200
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.75″
Grip Circumference: 4.25″
 

Cheetah Predion Versus Electrum Model E

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Electrum Model E

$180
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.25″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Cheetah Predion Versus Diadem Warrior

 

  
 
Type
Length
Width
Thickness
Weight
Core
Facing
Handle Length
Grip Circumference

Cheetah Predion E16

$125
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.5″
Width : 7.3″
Thickness : .6″
Weight : 8.3 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.5″
 

Diadem Warrior

$190
Type : Elongated
Length : 16.4″
Width : 7.4″
Thickness : .7″
Weight : 8.5 oz
Core : Polymer Honeycomb
Facing : Carbon Fiber
Handle Length : 5.6″
Grip Circumference: 4.125″