The company “Pathos Pro Spearfishing” was originally born from Angelos Michalopoulos’ desire to create an innovative speargun. It was based on an idea conceived in 1996, but also stemmed from his love for fishing and the sea. The manufacturer’s family, since 1970, has been active in the wider market of marine equipment, producing mainly swimming products, such as masks, fins, snorkels, etc.
The first speargun was released in 2000, after having been tested by experienced spearfishermen. The most critical aspect of the gun and the point of superiority over others was the inverted trigger mechanism. The tests results proved to be spectacular and were further confirmed during the Champions League of Kassos in 2002. Dozens of world champions, that attended the competition, tested the new speargun and were impressed by the ergonomics of the anatomic handle as well as the gun’s performance. After a stagnant period of speargun innovation, the Pathos technology became the catalyst for an evolution in speargun design. Soon after, Pathos and the Italian company Effesub initiated a successful collaboration which yielded the sale of more than 12,000 spearguns,5,000 handles and countless related accessories in the European market mainly but also worldwide.
Over the years the Pathos speargun has been steadily improving. The embedded driver for the shaft on the rigid pipe, the open muzzle, and the ergonomic handle, which also evolved from the D’Angelo I to the D’Angelo II, make the weapon simpler and more functional. “Dead lengths” of the spearguns have been eliminated by 17 cm. The reverse trigger mechanism eliminated 7cm of useless space and another 10 cm were removed by utilizing shorter shafts on guns with open muzzles. All Pathos spearguns are equipped with Sandvik stainless steel shafts and floppers, a kind of material characterized by extraordinary hardness and memory. In 2006, Pathos proved to be a leading innovator in the spearfishing world once again. The goal was to develop a product that would improve a major piece of spearfishing equipment, the fin.