Aaron Homoki

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Aaron Homoki
Personal information
NationalityAmerican
Born (1990-02-02) February 2, 1990 (age 29)[1]
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Height5'7"
Weight120 lb (54 kg)
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportSkateboarding
Turned pro2011

Aaron "Jaws" Homoki (/həˈmki/;[2] born February 2, 1990) is an American professional skateboarder from Phoenix, Arizona.[3] Homoki is famous for his ability to withstand big drops and to clear large gaps, despite his self-proclaimed inability to "pop an ollie very high."[4]

He is a four-time winner of Thrasher's King of the Road competition: once as a mystery guest for Alien Workshop, in 2012, and three times for Birdhouse, completing a three-peat in 2013, 2014, and 2015.[4][5]

He also appeared on the cover of Thrasher magazine's March 2016 issue by landing an ollie melon grab over a 25-stair, measuring at a height of 14 feet 9 inches and a length of 22 feet,[6] first made famous (though never landed) by Swedish skateboarder Ali Boulala in Lyon, France. He had tried the drop the previous year, tearing his MCL, but he went back and made it with his father and Boulala in attendance as a tribute. Homoki also listed Boulala's Flip Skateboards Sorry part as his "Classic" (or favorite) part in Thrasher.[7]

Homoki won a bronze medal in the Skateboard Park final at the 2014 X Games in Austin.[8]

Video game appearances[edit]

Homoki is a playable character in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Aaron "Jaws" Homoki - About - Facebook".
  2. ^ "Aaron JAWS Homoki's History Of Jumping" on YouTube
  3. ^ "Aaron Homoki's official X Games athlete biography".
  4. ^ a b "Thrasher Magazine - King of the Road 2015: Team Profiles".
  5. ^ "Thrasher Magazine - King of the Road 2014: Team Profiles".
  6. ^ https://sports.vice.com/en_us/article/jaws-vs-the-lyon-25
  7. ^ "Thrasher Magazine Shop - Current Issue - Magazines".
  8. ^ Aaron Homoki wins Skateboard Park bronze. Xgames.espn.com. Retrieved on 2017-04-12.