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rearadmiral (388) 10-03-13  06:39pm
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Status: Current Member for less than 1 month (at the time of review).
Pros: - Decent sized site (135 scenes)
- Some attractive women
- Supports download managers
- Streaming available
- Lots of rimming (yes, I consider this a pro)
- Scenes are hard without being abusive
- Updates
Cons: - No HD
- Highest resolution is barely industry standard
- Seems to be using even lower resolution now
- Many broken links
- Some scenes are streaming only
- No customer support
- Some women not attractive
Bottom Line: I recently discovered that I like Ďamateurí porn. The qualifier for that is that I like porn that uses models that obviously have some interest in the adult industry and are now trying video, as opposed to a couple who record themselves and post it on the Ďnet.

The setup here is pretty much the same as used on similar sites like Exploited College Girls: the scene begins with an interview of the model, she gets naked, there is oral and then sex. I think this formula works so I donít find it repetitive, but I can see that some might. Most of the sex is vaginal, but there are several scenes that feature anal too, but not enough that Iíd consider this an anal site. One controversial sex act that does occur often is female on male rimming, which occurs in a majority of the scenes. I like watching that, so I find it a positive, but I understand that Iím probably in a minority.

Most of the scenes are around 45-50 minutes long. While the female models are asked to do things they probably wouldnít do in real life, the scenes are in no way abusive as can occur on other sites. There is no face fucking or other extreme acts like that.

Most of the models are quite attractive and there is a decent variety among body types so that most members can say they found a lot of models that suit their tastes. As with Ďamateurí sites though, there can be some models who are questionable. I swear that one of the models looks like a younger Geddy Lee. And as a Rush fan, it pains me to say that. It could have been worse though: the model could have looked like Neil Peart or Alex Lifeson.

Unfortunately the bad outweighs the good on this site. The material itself is well shot (while there is a lot of POV it is well done), lighted and edited. Most of the women are attractive and most of the sex is fun to watch. The site is let down by the web design itself and what is actually made available to members.

The site is simple and I have no problem with that. It is a small site with 135 scenes available so there is no need for a fancy layout and powerful search function. It would be nice to see some tags but I can live without those. Of the problems on the site, one of them is that the 135 scenes are only theoretically available. I didnít count them, but there are many dead links for pages and more for downloads.

Speaking of downloads, this is the biggest problem with the site: all of the older material is offered in only 320x240 resolution. (Only one download choice is offered per scene. Or, if you prefer, the only option is take it or leave it.) I canít be convinced that they were anywhere near state-of-the-art even when they were uploaded. The site did improve that when they upgraded the downloads to 720x480. Those are passable and look pretty good on a 24Ē monitor, but get pretty grainy on a large TV. More options would be better, including an HD download choice.

But wait! It gets worse!

It appears that the site may have made a choice to actually revert back to the 320x240 size. I say this for three reasons: 1) the newest update is low resolution, 2) a blog update in late August reported that the site would be only using low resolution downloads to thwart theft, and 3) a couple of emails to the site to ask if my suspicions were true went unanswered.

If itís true that the site has reverted to low res for downloads, this alone will cause me to not recommend the site and not rejoin. I get that piracy is hurting porn, and probably hurting smaller sites more than big sites, but surely there is a better way to curb piracy than kicking your customers in the balls. Iím an active porn buyer and I frequently rejoin sites, but if this is what I get, I wonít be back.

Two relatively minor issues too: 1) if you have an option for members to contact you, you should read your email and respond. If you donít respond, then donít make the option available, and 2) the third most recent update features a stunning young lass who puts on a great performance, but for some reason it is only offered in streaming. This really cheesed me off, and my reasonable question on future availability went unanswered.

As for some technical stuff, the site updates with approximately one new scene being added weekly. It also supports download managers with no obvious timeouts or download limits.

This is some decent amateur porn that is let down by a too-amateur site. I could live with that but if my suspicions are correct that they are making things even worse for members I canít recommend the site. If the site responds to this review or to my email with some information on better downloads then Iíll reconsider my refusal to recommend and the score.

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TheSquirrel (53) Another great review admiral. I like this sort of material myself so was tempted by this one, but the quality sounds absolutely awful! Looks like another place that has been left to die.
10-04-13  10:22am

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rearadmiral (388) REPLY TO #1 - TheSquirrel :

Thanks for the comments.

The worst part is that I don't think the site has been left to die. It is still updating with new material but the site owner seems to have made a decision to drop the semi-good quality downloads in favour of what might have been state-of-the-art in 1995. And all to thwart piracy. I get that piracy is a big problem, I get that it must be one of the most frustrating things a small site has to deal with, and I get that the site can't tell someone like me from a person intending to upload the material to a torrent site, but this move seems to penalize me for doing nothing wrong.

That's the frustrating part for me. That and the fact that the webmaster doesn't respond to emails.

10-05-13  01:24pm

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TheSquirrel (53) REPLY TO #2 - rearadmiral :

The one argument for not going to tube sites is because of the poor quality. If the quality isn't any better on the original site, that's one group of potential customers gone before they've started. They should be going for better, not worse quality.

Admittedly free download forums will have the same quality as the original, but if the webmaster chooses to fight piracy by producing something no one wants in the first place, he could be in the running for a Darwin award.

10-05-13  04:43pm

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rearadmiral (388) REPLY TO #3 - TheSquirrel :

Good point about the quality issue. If you offer HD for sale then more people will buy it. I'll confess to occasionally visiting tube sites to scout out material from a site I might be interested in. Tube sites have led me to join several pay sites but I only use them when planning a membership.

The thing about this site is that I really like the scenes and would gladly become a repeat customer if the video quality was better. Honestly, I could even live with the 720x480 stuff, but if the site is reverting to 320x240 I won't rejoin.

And as I've said probably a dozen times here already, an answer to my emails from the site would be helpful in clarifying what's going on.

10-06-13  12:59pm

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TheSquirrel (53) REPLY TO #4 - rearadmiral :

Like you I visit tube sites. Most of my memberships over the past two years have been inspired by checking out material there. 320x240 is ridiculous, and is a waste of some attractive girls. They are clearly not customer oriented and aren't going to be selling many memberships.
10-06-13  04:14pm

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rearadmiral (388) REPLY TO #5 - TheSquirrel :

I can say for certain that unless there is a download option that exceeds that I certainly won't be back.
10-07-13  02:41pm

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softspoken (0) Actually, site has been recycling old content that it took down from its old site. Hasn't posted a new update in several months and hasn't responded to emails. Was one of the best sites in am porn.
10-15-13  07:55pm

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rearadmiral (388) REPLY TO #7 - softspoken :

Interesting information. Thanks for adding it. This is my first membership here and among my first forays into amateur porn and I was really impressed with some of the scenes, but they really need to make key improvements in how the scenes are made available to paying members.

I have a mixed reaction to hearing that your emails weren't replied to either. On one hand, it means that it wasn't just my questions that were being ignored, but on the other hand, it's sad that a small site like this can't even be bothered to reply to member's questions.

10-16-13  02:19pm

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itsjustme (0) REPLY TO #8 - rearadmiral :

I became a member of Broke Amateurs shortly after it went live. I'd cancel my membership and come back every few months to check out new content.

The last time I resubscribed, I was hit with the low resolution downloads. I swore off the site when that happened. It's a shame, because it is one of the few sites I came back to on a regular basis. If the webmaster provides higher resolution downloads, I'll come back.

I really dig the amateur style video with a rougher slant. I like it when the ladies are manhandled and punished orally. If anyone can point me in the direction of similar sites, I'm game.


10-17-13  04:30pm

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rearadmiral (388) REPLY TO #9 - itsjustme :

This pretty much reflects my thinking about this site, except this was my first time joining. I'm new to the amateur thing and it sounds like we like the same things, so I hope someone suggests some other sites.
10-18-13  07:34am

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