Reviewed by GayDemon on 15 Nov 2014
Island Studs focuses on amateur guys from - or are visiting - Hawaii. The guys have a natural look; many don't shave their pubes (some do trim), and most have a very casual look you don't see on a lot of sites. There's a mix of surfers, blue collar workers, skater boys, jocks and beach boys, plus a variety of other "regular guy" types from around 19 to perhaps 26 or 27 years old. Most are smooth, although there are also some guys with nice hairy chests, and the builds range from slender to muscular. Some of the guys sport tattoos, and some have a scruffy look.
Each shoot offers the model in both indoor and outdoor settings, the outdoor probably in someone's back yard, but has a nice tropical look. The men get naked and hard in the pics, and the videos - which range from 15 to 30 minutes a piece - have some pissing, casual chat between the photographer and the models, plus we get to look over every inch of the guys as they go from stripping to jacking off and shooting their loads. There are some very nice cock close-ups, too.
Island Studs now offers 282 updates, 107 more than it had about 32 months ago, and while the site hasn't grown as much as expected, it's currently adding an update every Wednesday. The videos are available in WMV and MP4 formats, the older vids sized at 640x480 at amateur quality; the newer videos are offered in full HD at 1920x1080, but these are poor quality videos even at the higher quality versions. I found that watching them at half their actual size improved things a great deal, although there is cross-hatching on the videos that is still slightly visible even watching at 50%. The videos are downloadable full scenes that are DRM-free, and there's also streaming videos and clips available.
Each video comes with a set of pics, and each set is actually 2 sets - a set of digital stills and a set of screencaps all offered in the same gallery. They digital stills are shown at 700x1060, and are a nice mix of closeups, medium shots and full body shots. Photography is on the good side of amateur, and the pics show off the guys well. There are 30 digital stills to each gallery, and there are also decent quality screencaps. Pics can be downloaded individually and viewed as hands-free slideshows.
I am a huge fan of the guys in this site, and last time I visited I was very positive. There's still a lot to like, but the newer, larger videos are much lower quality than the videos used to be - so much so that I wish all the videos were the smaller size the old vids are shown at - they just don't stand up to being enlarged to full HD. Something I didn't mind at all that may bother some people is that the camera man / director talks with the models quite a bit at the start of the videos. I thought this added personality, but you can always fast forward.
Not only are the amateur guys inside Island Studs hot and natural, many with unshaved pubes, but I love the outdoor settings that most of them get naked in. I liked getting a good luck at these amateur asses, and watching some of the guys take a piss during the shoots. The site offers exclusive content, weekly updates, and 282 videos that are downloadable with no DRM and can be streamed. There's no bonus material, but the site has grown to a good size. I wish the newer videos were higher quality, but I loved the real first-timers from Hawaii, including scruffy surfers, all-American cuties and casual amateurs as they stroked their cocks.