- Full videos are pretty long
- Lots of bonus access
- Video quality is just average
- No pictures or vidcaps
- High monthly fee
- Unclear update schedule
Members Area Content as of January 8, 2005:
Spring Break Skin Vids: 58 full videos (in WMV format and split into multiple parts)
Other Content: Access to 3 other full members areas, access to 36 video feed sites
Spring Break Skin is another site dedicated to those beauties of balmy beaches and binge drinking: Spring Break girls! Here you'll find multiple full-length videos showcasing drunken college coeds as they party hard in a variety of Spring Break locations: flashing their tits, getting naked, competing in bikini and wet t-shirt contests, and generally going wild while the camera rolls. There's also a good amount of bonus material to check out once you're through with the main content. So, sit back, relax, and let's take a look.
The members area at Spring Break Skin is super easy to navigate. The main page is basically a giant listing of all of the video shoots available (this is a video only site), each one with a preview thumbnail and links to download or stream the movies. Below the video list, you'll find links to the large amount of bonus access you receive with your membership (more on this later).
There are 58 full videos offered here, each one in WMV format and split into multiple clips. There isn't any link to download the whole movie in one file, so you'll have to save all of the individual clips if you want to download the entire thing. Each clip is around 2-5 minutes in length and there are often quite a few of them (roughly 7-15 per video). There isn't any sort of description to let you know what sort of action you can expect to see or where the video was shot, but there are preview thumbnail pics for each clip, so at least that's something.
As I mentioned earlier, each shoot gives you the option of downloading or streaming the videos. The main difference between the two is that the streaming page plays the videos in an embedded player (in the HTML page) and the download page just gives you thumbnails of each clip and links to download them. You can stream stuff on the download page as well by left-clicking; it just plays in an external viewer. Either way, the setup is very straight-forward and gets you connected with the content quickly, which is always a good thing.
Checking out the videos, I found the quality to be just average. The clips weigh in at right around 320 x 240 (or a little less) with bitrates ranging from 215 to 240Kbps. I think I may have spoiled myself because I recently reviewed Gorilla Gras and Spring Break University and they have awesome quality videos, but I just wasn't too impressed with the video quality here. I understand that this Spring Break/Party/Mardi Gras content is taken under pretty spontaneous circumstances with regard to lighting and composition, but I still think they could have encoded the movies at a higher bitrate especially since the site is solely focused on video material. Anyhow, on the plus side, some of the videos look better than others. The outdoor shoots are typically easier on the eyes, if for no other reason than the lighting is better. I wouldn't recommend watching any of the videos larger than 200% though; they're a bit too pixelated for my taste if you make them any bigger than that.
As far as subject matter, there's a good variety of candid Spring Break content here. Having said that though, Spring Break content is typically pretty predictable and some of the shoots here can get repetitive. Most of the stuff I saw was basically footage taken from the crowd at a variety of bikini and wet t-shirt contests. As a result, there's not much interaction with the girls; it's pretty much like you get to come along and check out the contest. As you might expect, the girls dance and pose up on stage (either outdoors or in a nightclub) in string bikinis or skimpy wet t-shirts and bikini bottoms. After strutting their stuff, they strip down pretty quick; some get totally naked (you can see their pussies but there aren't any spreadshots), others just get topless or flash their tits. As with most Spring Break sites, don't expect to see the same chick twice. It's basically a free-for-all of random hotties partying, stripping, and flashing in front of the camera. There are a few videos featuring one girl who's talking to the cameraman and being asked questions while she poses and masturbates, but the more voyeuristic stuff I described at the beginning of the paragraph is mainly what you'll see.
As far as bonus content goes, there's quite a lot to see. First off, you get access to 3 other members areas put out by the same people that produce Spring Break Skin: Black Dicks White Chicks (reviewed at QAP), Public Flash (also reviewed at QAP), and Jism Junkies. The subject matter of these sites is pretty obvious from the names I'm sure: Black Dicks White Chicks features hot white babes getting fucked every which way by hung black dudes, Public Flash showcases chicks getting naked and flashing in public settings, and Jism Junkies focuses on hot girls sucking dick and gobbling loads of jizz. Unlike Spring Break Skin, all of these members areas have photos, although most of the time they're just vidcaps. I'll be doing full reviews of some of these sites in the future, so stay tuned for those reviews. In addition to these more typical members areas, you also receive access to 36 bonus sites which are purchased plug-in content. These are basically video feed sites where you can watch movie clips in wide variety of niches from Wet T-shirts and Bikinis to Girl-girl and Anal Sex. Although there's a wide array of stuff to check out, it looks like most of the video feed sites focus on the whole "drunken naked/flashing party girl" type stuff, which makes sense considering the subject of Spring Break Skin. There's also a Video on Demand button in the main menu, but this just links to a Pay-Per-View movie site. Be prepared to pay to check out the features here.
Spring Break Skin is a nice little Spring Break site. It's got a good variety of candid video content featuring plenty of hot Spring Break coeds showing off for the camera. My main complaint here is the video quality, which I think should be improved a bit for such a video intensive site. In addition, the $34.95/month pricetag is quite steep, although there is quite a bit of bonus content here to check out. If you're a hardcore fan of Spring Break content and don't mind paying a bit higher than average to get your fix, you might want to spend a month at Spring Break Skin.