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Kompact9, like most useful inventions, arose from a large degree of frustration. We were really fed up with lugging a long and cumbersome ball thrower about and dealing with more than a little dog slobber every time we left the park. The inconvenience of carrying it around drove us nuts and it certainly overly interfered when we needed to stop for a well-earned coffee in the park.

Well, that simply wouldn’t do. So, taking a large dollop of Alex’s engineering and
mathematics skills, combined with Karen’s environmentally conscious approach and business experience, we challenged ourselves to make a retractable, small ball thrower using recycled and sustainable materials. A year later, with approximately 100 iterations under our belts, we are now ready to share our retractable, environmentally friendly ball thrower with hygiene cover. We think you’ll like it.

Meet the team responsible for the best dog ball launcher on the planet

Alex Richardson, lead designer of Kompact9, our new dog ball thrower
Co-Founder and Lead Designer
Karen Richardson-Scarfe, founder and COO of Kompact9, the dog ball launcher
Co-Founder and COO
Rio, the cockerpoo, head of product testing for our dog ball launcher
Head of product testing
Poppy, head of looking cute at Kompact9
Head of looking cute