"Bow down and worship the shrine of the big ebony shaft!" Ebony Shaft brings members the hottest black brothas fucking hardcore.
The Manhub Review of Ebony Shaft
Something that should be really easy to do is create a paysite wherein the niche is race. I mean, they're all over the place. If Asians are your thing, Latinos, or if you get off on blind Eskimos who like to cover their face with peanut butter and then sit on thumbtacks, there's a site out there for you. The great thing about the race paysite is that it's really easy to put any content on the site, as long as the actors fall within that race. You can cover BDSM, bareback, bears, barely legal teens, groups, hardcore…you get the picture At the same time, that freedom can sometimes be intimidating. Without anything further specific to rein the site creators in, it can seem overwhelming to do everything you can to make the sex hot.
EbonyShaft.com kind of starts out that way. The site design--at least for the guest home page--is like the designers just kind of threw everything at the html updater and hoped something stuck. Really, bright yellows and reds? I've seen worse, but I've also seen much, much better. Because of this garish palette, it's hard to really judge the sneak peek being offered. Upon logging in, the site design stays. Normally this would be cause for me to rejoice; nothing irks me more than a site that changes designs between guest page and member's page. However, in the case of Ronald McDonald vs. Ebony Shaft, I was hoping for a better design. Additionally, the layout is just…odd. It's weird in a way that I can't describe. It almost seems like it was designed by blogspot or tumblr or something to that effect. Even the font seems like whatever basic type comes with a blog. If it weren't for the purchased URL and designed header, I would imagine this were someone's private blog. Additionally, the navigation is difficult; what isn't it Calibri is in a weird font that makes it difficult to read. Suffice it to say, design and navigation is not Ebony Shaft's strong point.
Content delivery at Ebony Shaft is disappointing. At the very least, the site allows for its movies to be streamed online (I've seen my fair share of sites that don't allow for that and it's annoying as hell), so there are some bonus points there. However, if you want to download your movies, you'll have to settle for WMV files. Not a bad thing per se, but if your computer isn't compatible with that, it's a hassle to have to download the software to view the files. The pictures are largely superfluous and not worth it--in fact, this will be the only time I talk about them. They're not viewable in a slide show format, and there's no bulk download option.
Guys And Sex
Now, for the guys and for the sex. When I review, I try to pick a random selection of videos that's proportionate to the total number of videos on the site. So if there are 60 videos on a site, I'll watch 6 or 8 of them, just to get an idea of the content. I don't know if I just had really bad luck at Ebony Shaft with the videos I picked but…damn, I was bored. Like…the guys are physically attractive (their bodies at least) but the sex is just so boring. There's no sense of urgency or passion. And that's really all I've got to say. I'm sure if I watched every single video, I'd find that spark I'm looking for; I just haven't seen it yet.
Bonus content at Ebony Shaft is the best part of the site. In addition to the main movies, there are also classic movies from the past, and this is where I find that passion that I want from the sex. There are also erotic stories which is a surprise; I think that erotic literature is always a great bonus as well as a dying art. For any bi guys checking out the site, there's "Bi-Brothas" which features…well, bisexual content. Finally, there's "Bonus Stuff" which is also called "Some White Meat" and here, you'll find all white guys. It's interesting that the bonus content surpasses the site's main purpose.
EbonyShaft.com is kind of a hit or miss site. There's definitely some hotness going on here, but it might not be the hotness that you visit the site to find.
Site Details for Ebony Shaft
Number of videos: 175 (avg. 20 minutes)
Maximum Video Resolution: 576x432
Videos have watermarks
Download limit: None
Video DRM: None
Video Type: Downloadable / Streaming
Number of galleries: 150 (avg. 40 pics per gallery)
Pictures have watermarks
Only one picture size
No zip files