Raw Rods was reviewed on 29 Oct 2012 by GayDemon
|Site Score: 76 out of 100||Videos:||16 / 20||Tour Claims:||5 / 5||Find out more about ratings, read the score criteria.|
|Pictures:||3 / 5||Uniqueness:||16 / 20|
|Content Amount:||14 / 20||Usability||4 / 5|
|Updates:||11 / 15||Value:||7 / 10|
180 videos in MP4 format . Downloadable videos @3Mbps 1280x720. 3 smaller sizes available. Good amateur quality or better. Streaming versions shown at 480x270. Vids are full scenes, no DRM used.
180 photo sets, a set for each video update. Vids are screencaps sized at 700x394, pretty good quality for vidcaps. Zip download available, no slideshows.
Current year's desktop calendars featuring RawRods models.
Episodes are not dated and there's no way to know when/how often updates are added.
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- Monthly: $24.95 (recurring every 30 days)
- Quarterly: $59.95 (recurring every 90 days)
Raw Rods focuses on hot and horny black dudes, bruthas and thugs in solo and dirty bareback action. This black bareback porn site has been producing videos since 2008, and has a tempting selection of guys. We haven't visited Raw Rods since 2010, so let's let's take a look and see what's new.
There's a nice variety of models from slender ebony twinks to more beefy and rough types. Most of the guys are in their early twenties, but you will find some older guys up to 40, as well. Skin tones are mixed, as well, from dark coffees and chocolates to light caramels and everything in between, but the one thing most have in common here are massive rods. The "brothas", as Raw Rods calls them, are mostly handsome and with slender to athletic bodies, and some are more well-built. A lot of them have tattoos, which gives them a real bad-boy look with attitudes to match. Some of the guys are gay, but you will find straight and bisexual guys, as well. No matter what their sexual preferences are, these guys are horny and love sucking cock and fucking raw.
Most scenes are one-on-one action, but there are solo jerk off scenes and some occasional threesome, too. Expect plenty of cock sucking, ass pounding and also lots of rimming - if you're into black men eating ass, you'll be one happy camper. The content is exclusive, which means that you won't find the scenes on other sites. The models, however, aren't exclusives so you will probably recognize some of the Raw Rods models from other sites. For example, both Hotrod and Domino Star have worked for other studios.
At the time of this review, there are 180 videos inside the members area. The member videos aren't dated, but the updates on the tour are, and dates show that Raw Rods updates once per week. The videos here are downloadable in MP4 format, and come in three different resolutions: 1280x720, 854x480 and 480x270. The videos can be played on your computer, as well as on most mobile devices. You can also stream the vids online. Those play at 480x270 by default, but you can choose to watch them in full screen if you wish. The videos are free of DRM protection, which means you can still watch the downloaded videos even after your membership has expired. The quality of the videos is good amateur or better and the action is captured very well with lots of different camera angles and close-ups.
You can sort the scenes either by date or by rating. Members can rate the videos with a score between 1 and 5. Just like you can rate the videos, you can also rate the model performance, which makes it easy to browse models by popularity as well.
Each video comes with a set of pictures, which are actually video captures. There are between 50 and 70 pictures per gallery, and the pics are shown at 700x394. Although the pictures are vidcaps, the quality is fairly good, and they're a great way to preview the videos. Picture sets can be downloaded in a zip file or you can browse through the pictures in your browser, although there's no hands-free slideshow.
Besides the video and pictures, every episode comes with a juicy scene description and a model profile with some stats like age, relationship status, body measurements, preferences and cock size. Members get a complimentary desktop calendar with Raw Rods models, which comes in various sizes so that it matches the size of most monitor sizes.
There are no advertisements inside the members area, however the top menu contains three links that lead to paid services. There are links to a video-on-demand store and a DVD store where you can buy all the products from Flava Works and Raw Rods Productions. Then there is a link to a chatroom where you can chat with the Raw Rods models. Chats are free, however if you want to chat with models in private you would need to buy credits.
One of the things I really liked about Raw Rods (besides the hot guys and big cocks) is that the folks at the studio tries their best to match all the site elements to the theme of the site and that includes grammar and the use of slang words. On top of the latest episodes it reads "Yo, dis da latest shit right here. Brothas doin it like we do it, nottin but RAW dick up in dis joint!" and in the scene descriptions you will notice texts like "brothas doing their shit". I found it made the site a lot more fun and authentic.
The site has no major issues. As already mentioned, while the scenes inside the members area aren't dated, the tour dates show regular once-a-week updates.
Raw Rods delivers horny black men including amateurs, hunks, twinks and thugs in hardcore bareback action. With a nice variety of men and 180 high-quality videos with matching photo sets, this is a good-sized site with plenty of stuff to get off on. There aren't a lot of all-black male bareback sites and Raw Rods is one of the best ones out there, with no real issues and plenty of ebony cock. The bottom line: if you are into black guys and condom-free sex, Raw Rods is definitely worth checking out.
Things we liked:
- Exclusive bareback content with hot black guys
- Videos are downloadable (No DRM)
- Regular weekly updates
- Can do 4+ simultaneous downloads
Things we didn't like:
- Release dates only listed on the tour
- No hands-free slideshows