After 8 years of constant subscription, I canceled my membership to ATK Hairy at the end of my billing month. Why you may ask?
Not because I think the site sucks.
Not because I am unhappy with customer service.
Factors contributing to my leaving are the following.
(1) After being a long-term subscriber I realized that there was no real incentive or discount for loyalty. I can always rejoin.
(2) A BIG reason is the site doesn't have as many American girl next door types as they used to. I generally do not like the Eastern European models and near-pro models. I like amateurs and hairy ladies that the site purports to get. Get more and I will come back.
(3) No interactive user forum for sharing comments.
(4) Some of their most used photographers are not that good and too tame. For example of two extremes - T. Mayes is lame, Sean R. is great.
I will use the money to subscribe to other sites and review them and if they suck worse, I'll be back to ATK Hairy.
And for a change ... something positve from me about this site!
I just re-subscribed, motivated by the positive comments of people I trust, and am delighted with what I have found so far. Plenty of mature models! Hooray! Plenty of mature models in lingerie! Hooray again! I just got finished with a download spree .. and if ATK should not publish anything else of interest to me for the rest of my subscription I already got my money's worth this evening.
Thanks for listening to your subscribers, ATK. Quite the change and improvement since I last reviewed you.
BTW, I just found a treasure trove of sets and videos of Eden, one of my all time favorites. Delight in site increased ten fold.
I am a four time subscriber to this site and my latest subscription leaves me immensely disappointed. The models have become second rate, the photography is repetitious and boring and the videos are still far from acceptable. I downloaded seven of one of my favorite models the other day and five were unwatchable in both wmv and mov formats. The support specialist has promised to have them fixed within the next 48 hours but with a bit of care there shouldn`t have been a need to fix them in the first place.
Out of the last three updates, which to their credit have always been huge, I've downloaded ONE set of pictures. My main pleasure has been to grade the picture sets with a one or two out of five points. No doubt personal preferences might have a lot to do with my complaint because most models this morning received the designation hot. Go figure, maybe cotton and wool and denim are considered hot nowadays.
The site rep says she looks at this site everyday, so this should get her attention.*
I joined this site a few years back and enjoyed what I saw - except for the fact that I had to play with video editting to join clips together. In this day and age, I think that's just too old school. So, assuming the information on TBP is up to date and they're not already online, I hope ATK is considering putting full-length video up.
*Comment editted to correct my gender gaffe. Thanks Capn for pointing that out. : - )
I am at a loss to understand the many subscribers who downgrade a set from this site because it doesn't feature enough leg-, arm-, pit-, belly-, buttock hair!
This is one of the advantages of having a comments section now, you get to find out how your fellow users feel about a particular set or video and it sure makes me once again an outsider.
I suggested today that maybe the site should be renamed ATK Scary Hairy because more than 50% of today's 8 updates featured body hair other than the pubes. Who in tarnation would find a hairy leg exciting? Well, in this case, almost EVERYONE, it seems.
I am sure I will get the required thumbs down in the site from the body hair lovers so that my comment will disappear because the "community" disapproved of my scathing remarks. Argh, I guess that's democracy! :-) And I was being provocative and judgmental, I'm afraid, so I'll deserve being shunned!
Still .. hairy legs as a turn on? Who would have ever thunk it?
There is a clear cut division between those who love full body hair and those who like things more moderate eg. possible pit and pussy hair but no more than that.
Just to make a decision easier for either side here is a clear statement of intent by ATKowner addressed to someone who expressed a desire to see an otherwise gorgeous model without her heavy leg hair:
ATKOwner to xxxx:
I doubt very much if Monica would consider shaving her legs and to be honest with you we would not pass on such a request to her as we are about promoting hairyness in women. So we generally encourage women to grow out if they are willing but not the other way around.
I just received a special offer that would give me this site for free if I re-subscribed to ATK Natural and Hairy. I know I haven't been too complimentary when it comes to the latter but if Archives is any good it would be worth considering the offer.
So, here's the question: Does "archives" stand for mainly outdated formats like 800x600 px for picture sets and 640x480 for videos, or is there newer stuff to be found? Thanks!
Has anybody figured out the structure of this site? It's like a labyrinth and when I was a member of the site for a month before, when it first opened, I think that I totally missed how much content there was - or they added tons later. It's difficult to tell how much content there is, I find, unless you click on every "More" button that you see, until you get presented with dozens of galleries of the model that you're looking at - lots of ATK Exotics material here and stuff from other ATK sites as well - fun but confusing at the same time.
I logged into ATK Hairy today and found the site accessible and responsive. There was a message saying that ATK is in the process of upgrading their hardware due to the cyber attacks they have been undergoing, and that they were upgrading the storage system to reduce latency. Some issues would be expected as the disk system rebuilds, though.
The site is up, and as they indicated, they are making strides to overcome the cyber attacks on them. Kudos to them.
I rejoined through EPOCH. THEN it prompts me to fill out yet another join form with a different vendor. I didn't do that.
Then I logged in. Fine for the first few minutes. Then it starts moving like a snail on a cold fall day and not much later loads nothing and gives me gateway timeouts.
Update, Dec. 8th, four days later: It's STILL having bad gateway problems. I'd actually kind of forgotten about this site, then remembered, logged in (which was slow), started getting into just one gallery, and it happened again! I had to close the site window after several bad gateway messages. There was simply no point to it.
This just doesn't pass muster. A month costs $30. And it's this bad. How long can a site be this difficult for paying users before its listing at review sites comes into question?
I've rejoined ATK as this is one of my favorite sites. As of today, I have experienced the server being down at least three times in the four days of my new membership. Never for long, but still unacceptable. Especially considering the content quality has slipped markedly recently while the price has actually increased. I can't even email customer service to complain because the email link to customer service is on the website, which is down. Arrrgh!
Advent, webmaster for ATK responds to my complaint below. Many thanks for the explanation for the server problems. And many venomous thoughts go to the individual(s) who launched the denial of service attacks on ATK.
The site is down again. Servers have been down all day. The problems have not been resolved permanently. This is very, very troubling.
Over the years, I've been known for joining sites looking for content of my top 10 models. Most of them are not making a lot of new content these days, so it is giving me a chance to go back and find some models that I have looked over in the past.
I noticed they have a model named Wendy, that I know as the real Cumisha Jones, a few other sites have a Cumisha Jones that is blonde. This girl has jet black hair, very seductive eyes, and she is listed here as Wendy. Also to my surprise, there are 5 or 6 sets of a very young Aneta Keys, that I hadn't noticed before.
Still complaints are the 5 different zips for one set, I don't know how hard it would be to give an option to download the whole set instead of zips that have 12-15 pictures in them, but it would be a big boost to the site. The zips are still poorly named, model name and number is exactly the same from set to set. For example, Wendy 1 is the first zip in every set they have, this can be a problem since you have to group zip 1 with zip 2 with zip 3, but you end up with Wendy 1, Wendy 1 (2), Wendy 1 (3) and so on, that becomes a bigger problem when some of the sets only have 4 zips, others have 7.
Very frustrating and I think that one little difference would make the site much better. Forgot to mention, Black Angelica, they have a ton of her content, I just noticed her recently on several Euro sites.
I've just canceled my membership on this site too after pretty much 5 years continuous membership. As many others have commented, it has become very repetitive with the same girls shot by the same photographers every two or three days. In days of old it used to be 7-10 days before you saw the same girl twice.
It has also moved more mainstream recently - Aria Giovanni is on here these days. Nothing against her, she's a gorgeous woman, but hardly an "amateur".
And finally my old favourite Sean R. seems to have lost his mojo. As I put in my review on here a while back he used to shoot the most fantastic close-up gaping pussy shots, but he's not quite so up close and personal any more.
Any finally, finally! still don't bother with the video!
Updates are below par for ATK sites and just as unimaginative as the later Aunt Judys/Older Women ones. You may take the unimaginative with a grain of salt. Not everyone has my taste.
There are also careless mistakes like labeling a video of a 33 year old woman as that of a 21 year old MILF.** Okay, that is nit picking but still indicates to me that not enough care is taken when it comes to descriptions etc.
** Added 5pm ADT: Just found out, after downloading said video, that it does not deserve the label HD. Picture may be 1080p but is way too soft and blurry.
Streaming no longer works even though you can still click on it but it will do nothing but buffer forever without going anywhere. This is not a glitch but was done on purpose in order to help increase server download speed.
Download managers are forbidden.
Site has potential. I love how they have changed it to the same look as that of all the other ATK sites. I love that videos are now available at 1080p, but seeing that all the old AJ/OW videos were technically inferior and the updates of videos are relatively slow compared to other mature sites I would give this "new site" a few months before I joined, to allow them to build up a reasonable inventory. I am sure, given ATKs record, that it will be an excellent site eventually.
I joined this site when they sent out the mailers to former ATK members offering $9.99/mo membership - and at that price, this site is very much worth it.
ATK's editorial position seems to be that virtually every woman alive that is willing to pose nude should be used as a model - so I find that I have to do a LOT of clicking in order to find models that I am interested in seeing much of - and I frequently click away quickly wishing that I hadn't seen what I just did. I'm not a fan of their Natural & Hairy site - not my thing at all - and there's a lot of that material here.
But there's a large number of sets of Sarah Blake. There are a lot of sets of Sandra Shine. And there are a lot of real "finds" if you are willing to click until you find babes that are hot.
The presentation of new material doesn't give you much of a clue as to what you'll find when you click - and the presentation of the vids is so - well, crappy - and there are so many unattractive models on this site (for my tastes) that I'm not even bothering to look at vids.
But I like finding new babes and hidden jewels so I plan on sticking around - they are currently posting material with a copyright date of 2004 so I'm sure that there will be lots of good stuff to come - and members of this site certainly don't need to worry about a dearth of updates, which come at a rate of 75 or so per week.
Been a member of 3 or 4 ATK sites over the years - and some of it is in the league where I want to go back.
BUT: Still a bit confused about which site does what (except from the special deals like Petites, Hairy and Exotics...)
My favorite used to be Galleria - but the "Archives" has much more content - is that only "amateurs"???
BTW: to Khan or others at TBP here: You missed the "K" for Galleria in the TBP profile....
Hey guys, looking to see if anyone is a current member of ATK Hairy and if they have started adding any boy/girl hardcore photos or movies to the site as of yet?
I joined All Hairy because they had hardcore hairy content, but the site just doesn't stack up to the quality of ATK Hairy so I am considering joining the site once my membership to Galleria expires. I hope they have started adding hardcore as I never understood why it was never part of the site in the first place. I see they have hairy hardcore in Galleria, but would prefer not to be a member of both sites at the same time to get what I want with hairy girls.
Over the last couple of weeks, ATKHairy has started to increase picture sizes, and from a few photographers/studios they are of good quality, but most are still of a disappointing that does not do justice to the girls, and the sets and scenes are still repetitive and mostly boring.
The default pics now are too big to view comfortably on a monitor (even my 27" Dell) so are really not that useful, and with the poor depth of focus and digital artifacts (from too much jpeg compression?) they really are not worth viewing at their full resolution.
Videos are now sometimes available in more up-to-date formats, with the old WMV, and now SD MP4 nd HD MP4 formats available. Many of the links to the new formats do not work - as if they intended to put the files up, but something went wrong. Gradually improving though. Typical sizes from today's update: WMV 156MB, SD 189MB, HD 564MB to give you an idea. I have tried a few of the SD and HD videos, and they are a big improvment, but like the photographers, the videographers seem to be mostly just not quite expert enough to get the best out of the girls.
Most male orgasms in the "action" photo shoots are fake, very odd in a site that claims to be "natural"!
Overall, the better quality is an improvement, but it would be good to see fewer sets of pics and better quality, and videos that really get the best out of the girls.
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