UKick’s David Robson and Phil Law, who made a name for themselves with a legendary appearance on BBC’s Dragon’s Den, will be in Hamleys Regent Street this Saturday 26th September from 09:30 – 13:00.
UKick, which is best described as a fusion of badminton and street football, was spotted by David on his travels around Far East Asia. A fresh, modern update to the traditional game of jianzi, the aim is simple: keep UKick off the ground with either your hands or feet. Hailed for its wide appeal, the user can adjust UKick’s weighted pro discs to suit their skill level, attracting both adults and children, boys and girls – Everton stars Romelu Lukaku and Kevin Mirallas were recently spotted using UKick as part of their training. What’s more, with an array of brightly coloured feathers to be swapped amongst friends, the Dragons noted the product’s attractive presentation and on-point branding. Den heavy weight Kelly Hoppen commented, “It’s got legs, this thing.”
Despite an initially positive response from the Dragons, David and his business partner Phil Law did not secure their target; £60k funding for a 25% share of the business. Undeterred, the boys intend to show the Dragons that success is indeed the best revenge by following in the footsteps of former Dragon’s Den inventor Rachael Lowe. Despite being mocked for her lack of business knowledge, Rachel later launched her board game Destination London in Hamleys and it became the top selling item both in-store and online.
David commented on the Hamleys launch “It’s been an exhausting yet exhilarating journey taking UKick from inception to where we are today – with the product being backed by a major UK distributor and stocked in all good retailers. I wouldn’t change it for a second, I can’t wait to see what this thing can do. Let the UKick craze commence!”
David and Phil will be signing purchased UKicks and giving live demos.
Come and join the fun!