Straight Up Guys is one of those sites that falls under the "don't judge a book by its cover" category. When I got this review assignment I thought I'd find hundreds of pictures culled from all over the web, the same tired amateur pictures that are trotted out time and again. Boy, was I wrong! Once I got inside of Straight Up Guys I thought "Why isn't everyone talking about this site?" It's been over two years since our last review, and this site is still updating an impressive three times weekly. If you like men in sports gear, join me while we see what's new.
Straight Up Guys gives us every kind of sportsman and athlete you can think of: men into wrestling, soccer, football and martial arts; there are golfers, cyclists, hockey players and I even saw guys in equestrian gear and a karate gi. And it's all about the guys in the gear; there are guys wearing wrestling singlets, football pads, soccer cleats and knee-high socks, jockstraps and protective gear - they're all here and more. The men appear to be in their twenties and thirties, and since they're athletes, they have the bodies to match. You'll find lean and ripped runners and swimmers, muscled footballers and rugby players with thick thighs and meaty butts. There are a lot of hot men here.
Reid is featured in "Blond Ballplayer"; he's a 22-year-old baseball player who stands 6'3" and he's in shape but not muscular. He's in the locker room ,and over the course of this two-minute video he strips out of his baseball gear until he's down to his underwear. Then he turns around and pulls off his boxers giving us a look at his naked butt. In "Pig Tied" 26-year-old soccer player Conrad is sitting on the locker room floor in his knee-high socks and underwear. He's muscular and smooth. His mouth is duct taped and his hands are tied to his ankles and for the next nearly four minutes Conrad struggles to get free. He never does.
And finally, Zachary is a basketball player featured in "Just a Nice Guy" and he's 27 years old and very tall. He's sporting a slim body, he's furry and he's sporting some face scruff. His scene happens in reverse: he's naked and faces away from the camera and he lifts his boxers up his legs and over his furry butt, then he proceeds to put on street clothes as we watch.
Every week Straight Up Guys updates with one of these three different flavors. "Athletes Showing Off" features sportsmen stripping out of their gear in the locker room, "Hazed Jocks" offers bound and gagged athletes struggling with their bindings and "After the Game" starts the guys naked and they put on their street clothes. There's no sex here, and while there's full nudity, you'll only be seeing naked butts - there are no cock shots here except for what you can see through those wrestling singlets and other tight-fitting outfits.
One thing worth mentioning is that each of the named athletes has a complete bio and stats section detailing his age, height, weight, hair color and measurements (waist, inseam, chest, neck) and his shoe size. As well, there's a bit of background about what sports he plays, if he's currently on any teams and what position he plays.
Straight Up Guys has approximately 1,503 videos available to download in WMV format sized at 720x480 and running between a minute and four or occasionally a little longer - but no longer than five minutes. The videos are filmed in the same locker room and have good image clarity and sound. Our last review reported there were streaming videos and each session's page has instructions to "click on image to view video," but doing so didn't play the video for either I or another of our reviewers - for one of us, it just started downloading and for the other nothing happened.
Each session has a picture gallery with between 25 to 60 digital stills that display between 405x540 and 510x640 depending on the age of the session. You can view them in galleries and get enlarged views. The site has added a hands-free slideshow feature on the newest 100 galleries or so, but this new feature prevents you from saving the pictures individually. Most of the galleries on the site still have no slideshow or zip files but you can save the pictures you like one at a time.
The site updates every week with a gallery and short clip from each of the three types of sessions, and each lists the sports portrayed like soccer, martial arts, football, or golf, but the sports aren't clickable. This would have made it a lot easier to find more guys in football gear or marital arts fighters, but cruising through the pages full of all the guys is a lot of fun, too.
The are only a couple drawbacks here. I was disappointed about the lack of streaming or mobile videos, and as mentioned, the video clips are short. But considering the guys aren't jacking off or having sex (that isn't the point of the site), how long does it take a guy to strip out of his sports gear? Sure, I'd love to watch these men getting off, but this site is about athlete worship, and as such, does a good job of giving us a titillating look at men stripping out of their athletic gear or in bondage.
Straight Up Guys celebrates the male athlete and sportsman, and gives us a chance to see these hunks in their gear and stripping all the way down to their jockstraps or beefy bare butts or struggling in bondage. Fans of well-built men in athletic gear should be pretty happy here - where else are you going to find men stripping out of equestrian outfits or a karate gi? I was impressed that this dedicated site owner updates his site three times a week. Even if the 1,503 video clips are short, there are a lot of them, and the site owner has to find these athletic models and film them stripping out of their gear and sometimes put them in bondage - quite an achievement. Amateur sports fans should be pretty happy with Straight Up Guys offering.