014 Skate Motivation Interview with Aaron “Jaws” Homoki

014 Skate Motivation Interview with Aaron "Jaws" Homoki

This episode of the podcast we interviewed Aaron “Jaws” Homoki. From being sponsored by Tony Hawk, to traveling the world, to growing his own vegetables… you’ll learn a lot from this amazing skateboarder.

Skateboarding Story:
  • He remembers having fun with his friends — simply knee boarding and butt boarding. He was enjoying it so much that he thought that skateboarding was going to be part of his life.
Driving Force for Skateboarding:
  • Skateboarding teaches him how to live a genuine life
Biggest Failure/ Worst Moment:
  • He ruptured his spleen and didn’t know it. It happened in the Happy Medium 1 intro. He was feeling nauseous and when he woke up the next morning. He went to the hospital because he couldn’t pee. He had to have surgery that day. It was the first time he had been scared and it made him realize how gnarly and dangerous skateboarding can be. It took him about 4 months to recover.
Biggest AH-HA Moment:
  • He got the idea from a friend to try the 25 set stairs in France that Ali Boulala tried. He’d been thinking about it for 2 years before it became a reality. So he got the measurements for how tall it was. It ironically ended up being the same size as his roof at his house. So he jumped off his roof every day for 3 months. He was also jumping on his trampoline everyday to train. After a failed attempt the prior year, in October 2015 he went back with his dad and landed it with the support of his sponsors.
Biggest Motivation:
  • Biggest motivation are his friends and family. They push him to be better. He enjoys especially hanging out with Tony Hawk who he considers a mentor.
Best Advice:
  • “Closed mouths don’t get fed.” Basically means, if you want something, ask for it. Go for it!
Tool / Tip:
  • Jumping on trampoline, growing his own food, and keeping a positive mindset. He also got a whiteboard calendar and listens to a lot of music to keep him on track.
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