Jaws of life

Aaron “Jaws” Homoki is the epitome of a daredevil on a skateboard. Though, growing up without fear is not as innate as Jaws may have you thinking.

In fact, it is thanks to Jaws’ father, James, that he has become bold, building-hopping, skateboarding stuntman he is known as today. According to Jaws, his father has always been, “his influence, his safety,” and it is that special bond and support system that has allowed for him to be the person he is.

“You’re here to live, not to sit on the couch and worry about stuff,” says, Jaws’ father, James Homoki.

With a trampoline in his backyard, Jaws conquered any potential fear of heights at an early age while training himself for a future of jumping off buildings. By flipping off the trampoline to the ground on a regular basis, Jaws was developing the unique characteristic that has, in turn, propelled his career.

Jaws has always been recognized for how he has absorbed impact, the way he bends his legs. He looks different.

Visit Jaws’ parents’ house in Phoenix — across the street from his own home — and meet the parents that helped shape this thrill-seeking skateboarder.

— Skyler Wilder