Longboard Distance Journeys:

Both long distance longboard trips were to raise money and awareness towards at-risk youth charities chosen by the organization SkateAcrossUSA.

SkateAcrossUSA was started by Ari to give back to the world and to the longboard community. Ari and his journeys have been featured on ScrapedPalms, Silverfishlongboarding, SkateSlate, Wheelbase, Transworld, True Skateboard Magazing, Boardinary Life, Bustin, Longboard Loft NYC, Loaded, CW, NBC, SkateFurther, Beach & Bay Press, and many more.

SkateAcrossUSA has been sponsored and supported by many of the biggest companies in the longboard industry, Muirskate, Subsonic, GFH, Seismic, Fireball, Bustin, Drang, ScrapedPalms, Dekline, Original, Rayne, Tekton, S-One, Jessup, Time Ship Racing, and Buck Trucks.

Longboard Content Writing:

  • Ari has written¬† articles that have been featured on Silverfish, SkateAcrossUSA, and ScrapedPalms. Articles have been about, contests, event recap, gear reviews, safety, and more.
  • Ari created and hosts the websites for Dranglongboards, Magic, SkateAcrossUSA, and ScrapedPalms.

Rider Stats:

Longest distance per day with full pack and no support: 70 Miles (Long Beach, CA to San Diego, CA)

Tested prototype boards for: Drang, Original, Subsonic