Love this topic bro
In no particular order…
OKP - https://instagram.com/ridewithokp?igshid=a3xjhbx6ckdk
Cedric was a massive influence to me when I first started out with DIY cos the man can fucking ride! His youtube/insta content has gotten so much better over the last couple of years and he just comes across as a genuine dude with solid DIY & riding skills
Sender - https://instagram.com/senderskates?igshid=9hnqiy0cyxx7
A man that really needs no introduction. Watching Tim’s work progress over the last couple of years has been incredible. Massive inspiration for me to strive to make shit look good.
JENSO!!! - https://instagram.com/e_toxx?igshid=1p0jeizxc792s
Do I even need to say anything here?
Russ - https://instagram.com/sololongboards?igshid=1cc7cbnmxbwdh
I don’t even know his last name. I know him only as Russ.
Russ in an incredibly skilled board manufacturer, he is the boardsmith for Slick Revolution and more recently he has embarked on a journey with Bioboards to produce their new decks and enclosures.
Russ found me on instagram and pretty much took me under his wing on my mission to learn and create enclosures with fibreglass.
He has been an amazing mentor, and I am ever thankful to him for always taking the time to explain things to me and help me with any issue or hypothetical I have presented.
If I had to choose my one DIY Hero, it would most certainly be Russ. The man is a fucking legend.
@Lee_Wright - https://www.youtube.com/c/LeeWright
Need I say any more? Lee is a fucking asset to the DIY community and makes without a doubt the best DIY esk8 content on youtube. Much love brother.
@bigben - https://instagram.com/bbenclosures?igshid=1les8ug7gex8e
I know, I’m sprucing all the celebrities, but fuckit, they deserve it right?
Ben makes beautiful enclosures and has been both an inspiration and a mentor on my journey as well. Much appreciated bro
@Linny - https://instagram.com/reality_crafts?igshid=1khylrk2edz6p
An inspiration in more ways than one. Linny is a craftsman and takes great pride in his work. He is also a super nice and helpful dude. I have mad respect for anybody who takes as much care and pride in their work as what this man does
Dr Mike - https://instagram.com/annonable?igshid=r5cpo290vgrs
Arzamenable, annonable, whatever you want to call him, Mike is not here to fuck spiders. I love his utilitarian attitude to getting shit done and making it go fucking fast. Love this man.
That’s all I’ve got for now but I’m sure that more will come to me!