good night, Troops. I'll see ya tomorrow.
good night, Troops. I'll see ya tomorrow.
I just realized the images I in my last three posts didn't come through. Here they are:
Be sure not to miss our latest hardcore update with Evan, Diego and Boyd:
And Kieran in the War Chest:
The new guy Tucker is incredible. Don't care much for the tattoos, but his solo was great. Real dirty boy, great looking with a nice body, cock and ass and a filthy mouth. Hope he is in some action scenes SOON. Loved him humping the bed
Qurstion ..... IS this the same Tucker who appeared here once before? Looks similar ....
and ...... has delicious BOYD been scared off????
It seems that former AD youngster Blake works now for the Helix studio - und the alias
...... Blake Stevenson:
Blake Stevenson - Helix Studios
Boys and Their Toys - Helix Studios
Normally, it's the other way: Helix features fresh twinks and newcomers. If they get older, they hand them over to other companies.
Of course, the punishment for such escapades is harsh in the army - Blake's name has been banned unceremoniously from the model list:
...................... Straight Military Men | Gay Army Guys | Marines Gay Sex
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Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; April 30th, 2012 at 12:00 AM.
Happens all the time. I've seen several of the models on Active Duty show up on other sites.
I've seen several of the models on Active Duty show up on other sites.
I've never doubted this.
But the Blake case is different: First, because he was one of only a very few slim twinks in the AD stable (and the main reason I still have 'Double Time 6' in my collection).
Second, because it's the very first time that a former AD actor works now for the Helix studio.
Traditionally, Helix prefers to wangle off models from other companies like for example from High Drive
(Chad Fitch, Dakota....).
Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; April 30th, 2012 at 01:44 AM.
Just watched the Kaden/Boyd episode ..... and I'm sorry - but I was extremely DISAPPOINTED the whole concept and anticipation of Boyd losing hi cherry was great - but the reality of this Video was extremely POOR and keft so much toi be desired. Dink has certainly certainly lost his touch completely. There was absolutely NO sensuousness, NO Chemistry shown between Kaden and Boyd - the sex was there, yes, but just the simple act - NOTHING else. Dink needs to go and watch some of the Sean Cody or Corbin Fisher episodes of HOT MEN having a sexual encounter! We need to see the sweat of the moment, the wetness and the heat of the exchange - hot lips locking in the smell of sex, the glistening of juicy cocks entering mouths and asses, the panting of men in love. There was NONE of this here at all - very dry, mechanical and bland. Dink needs to go back to school to learn how to produce a Hot, Steamy, Sexual encounter - like some of the ones he produced in his early years (with Shane, etc) - otherwise get out of the business! Boyd is extremely hot - and he was cheated out of a great moment by Dink!
All that said, Kaden is still so hot. He is transitioning nicely from fresh faced young man to a real man.
ChaseO310 is completely right. This was a total snooze. It seems that Active Duty is throwing together scenes to just to get them out there. (Hopefully they will stop recycling content.) I know that Active Duty is completely committed to Kaden but I can't recall ever watching a Kaden scene that I wanted to watch again. In fact, I can't recall watching any scene from last several months more than once. Yes, Kaden is handsome. Yes, Kaden has a good body, big dick, etc., but watching him have sex is really boring. There are certain AD guys that could really make a scene happen. Shane (I agree), Thomas, Chaz, Jack, David, DJ, Spencer and so many more.
Unfortunately, Dink Flkamingo has lost his touch. He is also out of touch with the leaders in the industry and he's out of touch with what his consumers want. Something tells me that Flamingo did not nurture his key performers and fan favorites and now those guys have moved on. Yes, he brought back winners Chaz and Thomas, but where are they?
That Axl controversy did not help either. All of that time wasted on what turns out to be a mediocre performer was not worth the hit Flamingo took to his credibility. For me, AD has always been about peaks and valleys...never consistent. This is a pretty deep valley for AD and I don't know if they can rebound.
IMO,AD,like many of the other sites,lost its way a long time ago. The Axl diaster simply sped up my resolve not to view their videos anymore. He is still free to use him though,we are simply free not to spend $$$ on it.
And even back in the day when they were using gay-4-pay guys,they looked and acted like they enjoyed it. Those days are gone. And that might not be a bad thing.
I don't know if I'm the minority. But I enjoyed the Kaden/Boyd scene a lot. My highlight was when Boyd mumbles something like "fuck me deeper" or something else. And I feel Boyd really enjoyed the fucking in the end, especially when he was about to cum.
Nice job, Dink. mmmmhmmm, I need to rewatch the scene again. Can't wait for the Tanner duo this weekend.
I've not watched much of the recent AD stuff, so I can't judge about the releases in 2011/12.
But following rather regularly the heavy output of other companies like Helix, Belami, Falcon & Falcon Int., Jet Set... I often find a loss of quality & atmosphere there - the action, camera work, editing, sound... is meanwhile frequently weak & disappointing.
One main reason for this decline: the use of new & rather ungifted disciples. For example Helix boss Keith Miller, who did the directing & editing before 2009 often personally, let nowaday guys like the former models Casey Roberts, Shawn Fox , and others do the job.
And in the case of Belami: well, I haven't seen so far one scene directed by Lukas Ridgeston - who is, among other projects, responsible for the Taboo & Skin on Skin bareback titles - which is all around felicitous, wherein everything: acting, camera work, editing, and sound are very well done. The same goes for former actor Dominik Trojan, now director at Vimpex/Hammer.
Maybe at Active Duty there are similar reasons. And Mr. Flamingo, officially still the producer, is not so much involved anymore in the daily work on the set...
Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; May 10th, 2012 at 12:46 AM.
ONe also to take into account sites like Xtube. Sometimes seeing the real thing turns people on more than on the set fake moaning does.
Chemistry is the key but that seems to be on the bottom of the list these days.
One unholy example - typical for many, many other studios & directors in Europe, America & elsewhere:
Vlado Iresch in Czechia with his Staxus/Bare/Raw line.
In the last years he "specialised" more and more in double penetrations, group scenes, and piss & abuse titles.
But since Mr. Iresch has sometimes already little success in presenting the bodies, faces & feelings of two actors in one scene properly, and since he loses frequently the perspective & track in his three- & four-ways, he is surely not among the most qualified men in the business when it comes to the filming & production of gangbangs & bigger group scenes. (The same goes for Alex Clark from Dolphin, Nir Rosenbaum from SEVP, Lukas Ridgeston from Belami, Chris Steele from Jet Set, Mike Donner from Dirty Bird, plus most of the directors from the Miami Studios).
Nonetheless, and following some statements of the Staxus studio promoters in the past months: is Mr. Iresch especially proud of his gangbang movies - and of his "well captured" cumshots (in general totally stereotypical & insensitive - and nearly never in combination with the face and the emotions of the climaxing model).
Last edited by Rick Ratzinger; May 11th, 2012 at 04:30 AM.
<< I don't know if I'm the minority. But I enjoyed the Kaden/Boyd scene a lot. My highlight was when Boyd mumbles something like "fuck me deeper" or something else. And I feel Boyd really enjoyed the fucking in the end ... >>
I don't know if you are in the minority or not ... I liked the concept of the video - in fact have been waiting for Voyd to give it up - but the concept and the reality are 2 different things ..... Kaden is gorgeous & and Boyd is BF material - but there was NO chemistry, no romance, no HOTNESS to this vid .... I have been sppoiled by SC, I guess - where I see hot mouth-mouth action, hot rimming, hot sensuality, etc etc - NONE of this was in the Kaden/Boyd venture - it was all mechanical, all scripted --- gone are the days of wet, steamy sex .... Dink had better ramp up his program, get rid of the amateurs who know NOTHING about hot mansex, and get back to whatg used to be a hallmark of AD sex!
Last edited by minilove; May 11th, 2012 at 09:08 AM.
Another boring update this evening from Active Duty. Finally canceled my subscription.
I don't subscribe to the Active Duty site but I've seen some of their vids via the 'aebn theatre' pay-per-minute sites ... I fear I'm probably in a minority because for the most part I can't really stand a lot of chit-chat from behind the camera, either before or during their scenes, as it's too often intrusive, embarrassing or just plain boring ... Having said that, and giving credit where it's due, there's one hot AD scene with Kaden which is right up my street (from An American Sailor) ... It's a dimly lit solo in which there's no chit-chat and everything's taken nice and slow, with no rush, and with the camera lingering on Kaden very nicely throughout ... So can anyone tell me if there are any more Active Duty solos like this one, with the guy in a dimly-lit room under one key-light, taking his time over a wank and showing his ass to the camera just like Kaden does ... If so, please let me know and I'll go look for it straight away ...
Nick Tower is the best thing to hit ActiveDuty in a long time - he has a sort of Chris Meloni look, and a fat cock that looks good in Kaden's mouth.
Tanner's cherry got popped! Yummy.
Nick Tower has a fat cock that looks good in Kaden's mouth.
A fat cock ? . . A real thick one ?
Well, ask Al Parker and Cory Monroe about girth... and take a look at Axel Johnson.... ..
What happened to the live shows?
anyone? what happened to the live shows? are they ever coming back?
While I cancelled my membership a couple of months ago, I still read the updates hoping that something might entice me to rejoin. There is no mention of the Live content on the updates and the Live schedule shows that this weeks shows have been cancelled. I guess this has happened for the past few weeks?
This is not the first time that Active Duty has had trouble with the Live content. A couple of years ago, a bunch of Live episodes from the Archieves disappeared. At the time, Dink Flamingo made promises that the content would reappear, but after a while, I gave up looking for them.
You might try emailing Dink Flamingo. His email is in the Help Section. This is another indication that things are not going well at AD.
Thanks for the reply, stillwaterz
AD used to be my favorite producer of all time. It was loaded with real authentic military men. Now it appears as though they find guys who want to appear in porn, throw a set of dog tags on them and say they're military. Some (not all) of these pretty boys were no way now how in the military. Even his newest DVD releases really stink. I wish things were the way they were in the beginning.
Yup agree that the guys aren't that good like they were before.
The last guy I was really excited about was Brian (Aka Brian Austin), who I knew was on that MTV show Next and then on Military Classified and then some movies. He seemed like the last legit military guy on there to me. Even though in his very first video on AD he sucked and got fucked, I believed that he was mostly straight/bisexual due to his Military Classified appearances.
But now that he's left I really lost interest in AD. For some reason I just don't buy that these guys were in the military. Like some have said it just looks like whatever guys they can pick up and then throw some dog tags on them or even put them in a uniform and proclaim that they are actual military men.
The main reason I want to watch AD videos is because they say that they are real military men, but when I start to doubt that the believability goes out the window as does my interest in their videos.
I am starting to think that AD's days maybe numbered if they don't get back to their core ideal and not what they have sadly become.
One also has to keep in mind that some of the real military men he did use ended up getting caught. Things slowly started to go downhill after that but the last couple of years is when it's really shown.
Still kept it going but after the Axel mess,my choice about whether to resubscribe was made for me. I try to always give people the benefit of a doubt..but there wasn't really any to be made.
Do people still use this?
I wanna know if I could get some help. I love Kaden and the gangbang scene he did with Mason in the movie Drafted. It turned me on to see him pound a guy like that. But when looking at other vids, he doesnt seem to do that. Are there other vids where he is straight pounding like he did to mason?
Last edited by collegeboi594; September 13th, 2012 at 09:20 AM.
What happened to Tucker ? All his videos even the one with Axl has been deleted... Too bad cause I was really hoping for a comeback but now I forget that
Me thinks Tucker got in trouble but who knows?
Sean is back today, with Sawyer!
Brian struck me as mostly striaght but willing to fool around with guys even if there was no $$$ involved. I remember one of the AD scenes had not a straight porn movie to get him and his scene partner off but a gay one.
I also have to simply LOL at Axel. He can cover himself with those types of tats all he wants but if any of his racist buddies find out his side work,his life won't be worth a darn. Neo Nazi groups don't like gays any more then blacks/jews.
In my humble opinion AD has gone downhill. Most of the models aren't as hot anymore as they used to be.
And the same is with the filming of them. As to me AD has lost it's sparkle.
i agree what attratced me to ad in the past was the raw models and how they were fondled and fucked by the camera man and it was just so real but its all watery colorful shit.
I just joined Active Duty and while the content is still good, I'm disappointed in how sloppy the website is set up. It looks like the webmaster just stopped working on it one day and never resumed. Case in point: they have a listing of all the models (or Troops as they call it), but they don't correspond with the videos posted. For example, you can click on one model and it shows he has only two videos listed. But if you manually go through all of the videos, you can find about six others that are not listed under his name and doesn't show up if you do a search. What gives? Come on, Dink...I love you, but get it together!
Hope Sean comes back for another scene
I just noticed that Luke is scheduled for a live show on Monday, April 15!
First live show since June 22, I believe.
Now Kasey is listed for the 16th.
Some of the models on AD are still ok. Every once in a while a really hot dude comes through there, and they make one or a couple vids with him and then he just disappears. Very different from sites like SC or RB that will milk a model (no pun intended) by bringing him back to do more scenes once they realize that that's what the site members want to see. Seems to me like its the actual content production and organization of the site that lost its sparkle. This site used to be raw and edgy amateur porn---the hottest type of porn (IM0). I get the feeling that they don't care what the fans want as long as they just put something out there.