Review date: June 2012
Jocks was launched in early 2012 and only updated for a few months before updates ceased. The Jocks line starred many of the same studs seen in Falcon videos, though the guys were usually smooth, the settings less elaborate and the price-point for the DVDs was lower. You might not know that almost all of the Jocks scenes are already available at the Falcon Studios site and the two sites share a weekly live show. So what do you get that's unique at Jocks Studios? The answer is about 40 high-definition exclusive videos and some cute video interviews of current Jocks stars.
The tour for Jocks Studios is a mirror of the members area, and it includes large, free clips for every video on the site.
Unlike Falcon, there are no fancy search options here. There are text links across the top of any page for the main sections: "Scenes," "Photosets," "The Jocks" (model index), "Meet the Men" (video interviews), and "Live Shows." While the model index does allow for sorting by various criteria (newest, most popular), search is very basic: there are no topical tags or other ways to narrow your search by theme or model type.
While in Falcon the scenes have the original DVD title attached to them, in Jocks that DVD title for the very same scene has been dropped. There are other lapses:
- in the "Photosets," where there is only one model in the set, all of the models in a scene are named, so you don't know who the guy is;
- when you do a search in the model index ("The Jocks") the solo image set for the model does not come up.
- the in-browser player is limited - always playing the video at 540 pixels high, even if you choose a lower quality.
The Men and the Action
There are of tons of name stars to be found at Jocks. They tend to be very good looking, built, usually in their twenties. Usually smoother than Falcon models, they're neither hypermasculine or twinkish: as Goldilocks would say, they're j-u-u-u-st right. Take a look and you'll see what we mean.
We like the Meet the Jocks sections which has video interviews of a cross-section of the models; but this section has no dates on the content and we're told a new interview is added just once a month. The model index provides you with important stats about your chosen jock. However, there are no text descriptions of the scenes or any reference to the actual movie that a scene came from. This doesn't make much sense to us.
About 15% of the videos are available in "Web HD" (540 pixels high) and are excellent quality but the older videos don't have the same sharpness and, of course, the very oldest, originally shot on film, are average quality.
There are 490 videos on Jocks, which is huge, but most are also in Falcon Studios. There are around 40 exclusive videos on the site, which does not update any longer.
The videos in Jocks Studios stream only in MP4 format, in your choice of two or three bitrates (depending on when the scene was added.) There are no downloads available. The most recent 15% of videos, labelled "HD" are a large 960x540 pixels. The player is limited in that it forces you to watch a video at 540 pixels high, even if it supposed to be an older 640x480 video, or if you choose the 240 pixel height; you aren't given the choice to watch a smaller, crisper looking version.
Mac note: Mac users can view the MP4 streams without a problem.
Mobile note: There is a full-function mobile version of the site for easy playback of all of the scenes on your mobile device.
Image and Other Content
There are photosets for each of the almost 500 scenes and the quality varies a lot depending on the age of the original video. Recent sets are very large in size with around 20 images and excellent quality; older ones have fewer images and are sometimes grainy. There are also 1200 image sets in the "Photosets" section, but they do overlap with the 500 scene sets. What they have done is taken the solo poses of the models and created separate sets from them (but strangely they don't name the specific model in that set.) There is no zip file download option.
As mentioned there is a weekly live show, which is the same one that Falcon subscribers see.
There is a pre-checked cross-sell to one of the Next Door sites when you sign up. It appears in the right column; be sure to uncheck it (you can get a much better deal on Next Door sites by clicking directly to it from BananaGuide). The site loses a point for this tactic.
It's too bad more effort was not put into the Jocks website by the owners (AEBN) and the affiliate management company (Next Door Buddy Profits). Since almost all the content is in Falcon XXX and Jocks does not update any longer, we can't recommend this site.
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Jocks Studios is operated by Next Door Entertainment and has been online since 2011.