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otoh (54) 08-10-11  11:49pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Good camerawork, lighting
- Great quality pics, and HD videos
- Multiple video formats
- Lots and lots of very pretty girls
- Large archive of material
- Frequent updates
- Many well-known models and porn stars
- Excellent value
Cons: - Slightly random selection of codecs for past videos
- Too many thongs
- Some fake boobs
- Not enough teasing
- Possibly too slick
- Slightly formulaic material
- Tagging and search sometimes lacking
- Not really any model details, stats etc
Bottom Line: The esteemed tangub's recent review is excellent and gives you a good idea of the stats and type of material here, so I'll try not to repeat that and instead be quite subjective.

I joined mainly for the videos here, which have the level of explicitness that I like; some teasing, undressing, before masturbating; either with fingers or toys. The lighting, camerawork, atmosphere of them is very good (some may find the shadows too arty, but I don't mind), but my main problem is that they are a little too formulaic. The large majority of the videos go like this; ambient music as the model cavorts/gyrates in lingerie; often backlit and/or wind blowing through her hair; slow-motion and crossfades; then the music dies out and the model takes over, showing no shyness at all about pleasuring herself for the camera, underwear discarded (but heels inexplicably still on, why do they keep doing that?).

It's actually not a bad formula - they are produced very well and the girls seem fairly genuine, but I'd like to have seen a bit more variety; more teasing, more undressing from clothed, different lingerie styles, a bit less slow-mo and soft-focus. The category of videos I enjoyed the most were the flirt - where the model talks to the camera and teases; and perhaps also the toys - not generally my interest but it provided an angle.

The girls themselves here are stunning; a mix of well-known US porn stars and models, some familiar East European girls, and some amateur first-time models. Again, it's subjective, but I found myself pining for at least a little imperfection; although arguably guess I found it in the ones that have fake boobs - the focus is on natural girls and enhancements aren't in the majority, but still more than I'd expect given how often Mr Hicks states in the shoot notes how he prefers a natural look.

There's also, of course, a huge library of photo sets, going back many years. Although the models are biased slightly towards the 19-22 range (I prefer at least a little older) I found more sets that I liked than expected. The Flashback section is quite amusing, showing his earlier Penthouse era pics of girls with lip gloss and big hair; a contrast to the more subtle style and more natural looking girls Mr Hicks employs now. I did find a few inaccuracies in the search; eg when looking for unshaved models and finding shaved sets; but overall the search/browse options are useful. One minor niggle though, was in the models's profile page there is no info and sets don't seem to be in any particular order; some models are popular here with material from multiple shoots; it would be good to see it in date order.

So, a tricky one to score. It's an excellent site and great value; the material has a good level of explicitness and if I was being more objective, this would get a 90, and higher if I really connected with the content. As it is, it didn't grab me quite as much as I'd predicted; I do like glam material, but with an angle of some sort, which - other than lots of stunning girls - I don't see much of here. If I had to compare it to any other sites I've visited, I guess the centrefold glam theme places it closest to Holly Randall; DD is possibly more slick, but Ms Randall gets a bit more flirt, a bit more cheekiness from the models, so she keeps the edge for me.

But it's still excellent value and worth a visit.

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tangub (151) An excellent well written review as always otoh capturing the mood of the site perfectly.
08-11-11  01:28am

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Denner (233) Fine review of this old site....
Some really nice models here - but I agree with otoh:
"Possibly too slick"!
Well said.

08-11-11  02:47am

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Capn (28) An interesting review.

Combining this with tangub's recent efforts, I get the impression that the main downfall of this site is more related to website / housekeeping rather than the quality of the material itself?

Would I be correct in that assumption?

Whilst I am here, looking at the preview area the outfits all look to be glamour wear.
Is this representative, or are there casual & formal outfits too?

Many thanks,

Cap'n. :0/

08-17-11  11:13pm

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otoh (54) REPLY TO #3 - Capn :

Well, I wouldn't say that, actually; there are a few site issues, but overall it works well. For me it is the material itself that doesn't quite work; the quality and production values are great, but I found it a bit too slick, and a bit formulaic.

The previews you see are representative; the majority of sets and videos start with underwear or something flimsy. The ones I kept tend to be those starting with a little more, but they still don't fulfil the ideals of a full strip with plenty of tease.

There is a lot of material, though, and the TBP price is good, so if you see anything in the previews that grabs you, it may be worth a try.

08-18-11  01:03am

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Capn (28) REPLY TO #4 - otoh :

Yes, I was rather hoping there was something more substantial, in the way of outfits, hidden beyond the preview area.

It sounds like, as I thought, there isn't. :0/

Thanks for the additional info though.

Cap'n. :0)

08-18-11  08:54am

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