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Wittyguy (95) 04-08-09  09:06pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: + 8 member network
+ $6, 3 day full access trial through TBP
+ Probably over 5000 photo sets (1020x680) with zip.
+ Thousands of video scenes
+ No DRM or download limits
+ Cancellation is easy (you know it's bad when this makes it as a "pro")
Cons: - Almost entirely nonexclusive content
- Search engine does not work. Finding anything of value is a royal pain.
- Quality is poor to average
- Majority of pic sets have fewer than 20 pics
- Majority of vids available only as clips
- Each site updates once a week.
Bottom Line: I really was hoping for more when I signed up, thinking that for $6 (I got off cheap) I would find some OK stuff. NOT!!!

Let's start by saying if you have ever been to a Deny DeFranco (DDF) site, Vivthomas, Karupspc, etc. you've seen all there is of value seeing here. All the content from the last few years appears to be shot by these major studios. It wouldn't be so bad but that the quality is worse (downgraded for this network) and often times you don't get the full scene at least for the pics. Some of the oldest material, mostly photos, I don't recognize so I can't say it's all nonexclusive.

Swank (and all the accompanying network sites) are originally magazine based. Like most magazine sites, they seem unable to make a decent leap to the web; unwilling to shake off what they do in print in hopes of actually having long term economic viability. Swank is apparently betting the farm that some fool will spend money on their mags in the future because they're not investing anything here.

You figure with a network the search would be a great way to bring things together. Nope. The search don't work. You can only browse by vids or pics or model directory. Oh yeah, a lot of sets don't have model names attached to them so good luck.

It gets worse because several of the sites have over a thousand pic sets. It gets worse again because some of these sites don't tell you on the pic preview pages how many pics are in a set so it's hunt and peck (some sets 4 pics, some 300: What's behind the curtain Monty?). It's just too exhausting to hunt and peck through the mounds of reheated content to find the occasional gem. While pic sets go back over a decade it's only the last few years of material where the sets have more than 20 pics per set. Guess what, some of the network sites won't even tell you what year the set was published ... more hunt and peck for gems ... more swearing. Oh yeah, some of the pics only max at 800 pixels despite the fact you click on the icon for large photos. Most of the content is solo, while there is more hc in the last year or two of updates.

The vids max out at 640x480. Some sites having nothing but clips available. Some are about evenly split between full length and clips. Again, all is nonexclusive and average to good quality. About the only good thing is that most of the vids appear to be hardcore.

About half the sites cater to big boobs. Otherwise the models are all over the radar from pornstars to amateurs. The solo model pics tend to be more glam oriented harkening to the magazine theme at work here. There is no content from the mags though besides the pics.

The only reason I can score this in the 70's is because they have a mountain of content and because they still have acceptable pic and video sizes. Don't waste your money even on the trial. Save your pennies and pay a little extra to see the original stuff in mint condition at the sites that sell Swank their material.

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