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Karups Hometown Amateurs
Reviewed by Joe on 8th August 2006


80/100
Overall Rating 80/100
Karups Hometown Amateurs
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Summary:

The amount of content is simply amazing and you are really never going to get bored. But the site does lack a little design in my opinion and it does let the site down a little, as do the lack of features and options. All in all a great site with some brilliant content but lacking that professional polish.


Ratings

Content Quality

9/10

Overall Quality

9/10

Exclusivity

9/10

Updates

8/10

Design/Nav

7/10

Value for money

9/10

Speed

8/10

Member Support

7/10

Personality

7/10

Reviewers Slant

7/10
80/100
Overall Rating 80/100
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General:

This is another site from the guys at Karups, we have already reviewed Karups Private Collection and it scored extremely well. But being all the way back in 1997, the review is a little bit dated. So I was interested to see that Karups Hometown Amateurs was up for review and was eager to see how the guys at Karups had been doing. Karups Hometown Amateurs is advertised as “one of the biggest amateur porn archives in the world”, this is quite a statement to make and so I had to check this one out.

The homepage looks as if it has had a lot of thought put into it with a well designed header image and a nicely designed menu. Once you start browsing the site you lose the nicely designed navigation and are presented with simple text links, which is fine considering the vast number of sections and this is probably the easiest way to navigate around them.

As well as the photos and videos, which I will mention later in the appropriate sections, you also have access to the feeds section where you are able to go and view third party galleries; but as usual with this sort of content it all feels a little untrustworthy and the quality varies. If I was you I would stick with the main site for your content. You also have the DVD Store part of the site where you can buy DVD’s with different bits of content; this is a great idea and offers you the choice of owning a DVD of some of your favourite videos for $24.95. Unfortunately at the moment there are only 25 videos available for purchase but I am sure that the Karup team are working on this as I type.

The support section of the site looks extremely basic but actually contains a hell of a lot of information to help you through any problems you may have. Unfortunately there does currently seem to be an error on the page whereby all of the text on the page appears as a link and therefore all of the actual in page links, taking you to further help, are useless. Also one more problem that I came across was that I couldn’t access the support from the member’s area and had to log out to get to the link to access the support area. Maybe I was just being blind but this seems just a little silly to me and the Karup team should sort this out as soon as possible.


Content:

First off, most importantly, the models available to you are all pretty damn impressive for amateurs and there were quite a few that are going to get you all hot and steamy. If you can’t find one out of 2280 possible models that excites you then I suggest Karups other site http://www.bfcollection.com

The best way to browse all of the content available on the site (video and photo) is to use the model index. Each of the pages consists of a 93 x 140 image of the model and her name. Unfortunately the models are all ordered by name and are sectioned off into a new page every 24 models. With each of the pages being ordered sequentially by number this ends up in you having 95 pages of models and makes finding a specific model name rather tricky as it is a little difficult even to find the correct letter from the alphabet. They should try to separate the browsing of the models into letters of the alphabet to make the browsing process a little bit more on the simple side. Another slight problem that I came across was that there was no indication as to whether each model had video content available on them, so if you are specifically looking for videos then I would suggest trying another browsing method.

The homepage of the member’s area helps you to find all of the latest content by showcasing the last 42 videos and 42 picture galleries. They also have a news section available on the homepage so you can tell what has been happening in the world of Karup.


Video Section:

To keep things nice and simple they have two different movie sections; these being named “Softcore Movies” and “Hardcore Movies”. To be honest I am guessing most of you are going to be jumping straight into the hardcore action but I still think it is good to section off the softcore stuff so you have a choice.

Pretty much all of the softcore movies that I saw were girl solo action and the hardcore are all pretty much the normal boy on girl action. There are a lot more softcore videos than hardcore available to you, with there being around 260 hardcore videos compared to around 1066 softcore videos. But hey unless you are a real hardcore junky 260 videos are going to keep you amused for a while and the softcore stuff is still pretty good.

The videos really did impress me, as for some reason I was expecting really crap videos from the design of the site. The newest videos were in an impressive 640 x 480 and the quality was more than good enough to go full screen without any worries. The older videos are a little worse when it comes to quality and resolution coming in at a slightly smaller 320 x 240; with these videos I doubt that they would look good full screen on a mobile phone.

Each of the videos are separated into 5 minute .Wmv sections and this is the only option available to you; there is no choice as to whether you want to download the entire movie or if you want to download it in any other formats.


Photo Section:

These are separated into a few more sections and in my opinion a lot of them are unneeded; the sections are “Babes”, “Athletic”, “Ethnic”, “Outdoors”, “Toys” and “Hardcore”. Each of these sections could have just been represented by different search filters in my opinion and would have left the photo section more of a flexible area.

Each of the photo sets do offer a few nice options, these being that you are able to download them in .zip format; you are also able to browse through the full size pictures nice and easily with back and next buttons. You can also view the photos in a slideshow at the speed of your choice which is now a fairly standard option and is always nice to have. Unfortunately the full size photo browser does lack some of the finish and design that I like to see in a website and uses pretty standard html text links and drop downs that seem to have been chucked together in a rather haphazard way.





Picture Features

Quantity: 755,400 (very approx)
Picture Size: 1024 x 682
Searchable: No
ZIP Downloads:
Picture Slideshows:
Updates: 6 new photo sets every 2-3 days



Video Features

Quantity: 1,326 Videos
Formats: WMV/ASF
Video Size: 640 x 480
Clip Duration: 5 minute clips
Downloadable: Yes
Preview Thumbs: Yes
Video DRM:
IPod/PSP Videos:
Updates: 5 new videos every 4 days



General Features

Member Support: Yes
Movie Support: Yes
Join Option: Credit Card, Online Check, Mail In Check/Cash
Join Fees: $29.95 per 30 days
Cancellation Links: Link available via support area (if it worked)