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LIGHTER, STRONGER, UNIQUE
Although during the '90s, spearfishing techniques such as ambushing and planing were starting to become more and more popular, having to deal with a whole different kind of challenges (such as the big sea breams which would always stay at the tail of the school or those monstrous blackfish that would vanish into thin air splits of seconds before firing the shot), brought the weaknesses of the spear guns used until then to the surface.
What is more, the omnipotent yellow-fin tuna as well as the combating tunnies (and generally all the very large marine food, usually of the warm waters) made it clear that there existed no compatible means for this type of fishing. A man's passion for underwater fishing in combination with his inquiring mind, gave Stavros Amaksopoulos the idea which ultimately led him to one great challenge:
The conversion of conventional spear guns into "heavy-duty" ones.
His long experience - since 1978 - in these particular techniques was what triggered his eternal quest for a spear gun that would combine suppleness, durability and strength.
Until 1987, the main transformation performed on spear guns sold widely in the market was the replacement of the tube with another, stronger one. The main goal was, of course, the reduction of the gun's warping (usually caused by the powerful rubbers already being used), but also the increase of the new tube's weight, which would help reduce recoil.