Hailing from the stifling heat of Phoenix, Arizona, Aaron ‘Jaws’ Homoki is basically the modern incarnation of a genre of skateboarding first established by late 80’s knee-crushing pioneer Frankie Hill. Whilst much of Jaws’ fame is down to his seeming inability to feel pain whilst casually flinging himself down the biggest stuff there is, what sets him apart from many of his carcass-tossing contemporaries are his all-terrain abilities.
Whilst decidedly not the first choice of role model for the ‘bouncing off things in pyjama bottoms’ contingent of 2018 skateboard culture, Jaws is still one of the most instantly recognisable of all current pro’s and a favourite of kids the world over.
If it so happens that you’re unaware of some of his previous work, we’d suggest a quick look at the infamous Lyon 25 video, his parts from the Happy Medium videos (one of which you can see below) and, of course, his most recent Birdhouse ‘Saturdays’ section for evidence of what this nutter is famous for.
With a few select members of the Birdhouse team over on these shores recently for the UK leg of the Birdhouse Skateboards 2018 Euro tour, we figured it was a good opportunity to find out what kind of product fueled the suicidal antics of the aforementioned Phoenician. If you’re looking for ideas of the best rig to run whilst leaping down stuntman sized sets of stairs, or slinging padless 540’s, then look no further – welcome to Product Toss with Jaws.
All photos by James Griffiths.