Few skaters are as respected as Sal Barbier, a former H-Street and Plan B pro. So when he started Aesthetics - after his first company, 23, failed - we had high expectations. But while the company developed a cult following, it never really blew up. Still, it managed to produce the unassailable Ryde or Die Vol. 1, a full-length video that featured the definitive Rob Welsh part, along with solid sections from Joey Pepper, Kevin Taylor, John Igei, and Clyde Singleton. A couple of years later, though, Sal took a job with Zoo York, and he brought his team with him, thus concluding Aesthetics' run. Its boards - including the classic "Baby Mama" series - remain heavy favorites to this day.