Monday, December 15, 2008

Website Review: Spanking Server

Spanking Server is a paysite run by the producers of Pain4Fem. It offers short, action-driven spanking clips instead of their usual full-length movies, but they use the same models, props and locations, and the general feel of the material is very similar. Basically, it's your average P4F video reduced to the bare (ahem!) essentials, without any story or scripted dialogue. As always with this producer, the girls are gorgeous, the technical craftsmanship is good and the results are really easy on the eyes.

The site has been online since early 2006 and there is a huge number of "Spanking Server" clips, but only a fraction of them is available in the archives at any given time. Actually, the way in which the content is posted and changed needs a bit of explanation. To begin with, there is the recent material. The advertising claims that the website features "a never-before-seen clip for every day", and indeed, a selection of seven new videos is added every Friday. It replaces the one from the previous week, which is taken down.

In addition to the weekly videos, the members area has three permanent "monthly packages" of old material from the beginnings of "Spanking Server". Each package contains 28 clips (four weeks, hence four times seven). Moreover, there is a growing number of high quality picture galleries, some 11,000 photographs at the time of this writing. They are permanent as well. Last but not least, there is some rotating content: one more package of 28 old video clips, and one full-length Pain4Fem movie for download. The package is changed on the 1st of every uneven month (January, March, and so forth), and the full-length movie is changed on the 1st of every even month (February, April...).

In other, simpler words, this is what you get during a one-month subscription: 28 recent video clips, between 112 and 140 archived clips, one or two free Pain4Fem movies, and countless picture galleries. Of course, if you continue your subscription, you get more. But you can't download everything from "Spanking Server" all at once, unless you pay extra for their older clip packages.

I'm in two minds about this. On the one hand, I'm not a fan of blatant "keep your members subscribed and paying" schemes. Like everyone else, I prefer a complete archive, which is what most spanking websites have. On the other hand, it must be said that there is still a lot on offer here: at any time, you will find 150 clips, thousands of photos and one full-length movie. Which is not a bad deal for the price, especially considering the high quality of the material. As well as that, I expect them to add more permanent stuff as the site grows.

In terms of pure, unapologetic eye candy, this is certainly one of the most consistently attractive CP sites on the net. Most of the girls are Czech vanilla pornstars like Angelika, Belicia, Billy Raise, Daria Glower, Hannah Black, Katerina, Kitty Saliery, Lucie Kr., Rachel Evans, Sandra Sanchez, Sunny Jay, Virus Vellons... I don't watch all that much regular porn anymore, but even I recognise some of them. Anyway, the list goes on and on. As we all know, you can't live on candy forever, but viewers looking for a quick and glamourous "eurobabe fix" will find that "Spanking Server" does the trick.

There is also a lot of variety in the action. Hand spankings, strappings, paddlings, canings and all the usual chastisements are available. In addition, there is a fair share of single-tail whippings, something you don't normally find on spanking sites (on the other hand, many sites featuring the whip don't offer this much classical spanking material). As far as the number and the even distribution of implements is concerned, "Spanking Server" surpasses most of the competition. Moreover, the videos show many different CP positions, ranging from OTK to "hands above the head" floggings. Caning benches, wooden horses, pillories and other restraining devices are used frequently. The majority of punishments is administered to the bottom, but there are also back whippings, breast whippings, pussy spankings et cetera.

While the variety is impressive, the clips themselves are short (usually between three and five minutes) and straightforward. They only feature one girl, one implement and a minimum of fuss. The victim is lead into the room, the clothes go off, she is restrained, spanked for a while, then she is untied and gets dressed again, and the scene ends. There is little or no dialogue and we don't know why the punishment is taking place. Pain4Fem seem to have an "all or nothing" approach: they either produce this, or they produce elaborate full-length movies, with nothing in between.

Company leader Peter Schober and his well-known female companion from the P4F films do most of the topping on "Spanking Server", but the girls themselves also swing the whip or cane once in a while. Overall, there is a good balance between M/F and F/F action. In terms of severity, most of it is fairly light to moderate. Harder scenes do exist, but they are pretty rare. It's the drawback of using vanilla pornstars: not all of them want to take a proper beating, and the ones who do are often saved up for the longer productions.

The videos are in Real Media format, the older ones with a resolution of 400 x 320 pixels (700 kb/s), the more recent updates with 720 x 576 pixels (1000 kb/s). Together with the numerous photo galleries, they make for a polished, pleasant and high-quality spanking site. Despite shortcomings like the rotating content scheme or the lack of story, "Spanking Server" is well worth checking out and an absolute must-see for Pain4Fem fans.


Ms. Cassandra (Sandy) Park said...

I haven't actually joined any pay sites yet, but I'm tempted here, by your review. Also loved the sample photos you posted. The first looked a little too posed, but I really like the hair pulling and the very stern look on the top's face. The second with the girl bent over and bound was very hot, and the pained expression on the girl's face in the third was priceless..


Adrian Hardhand said...

Hello Ludwig

The Spanking Server girls are very much to my taste, slender, with great arses. It's a favourite site of mine.

Yrs in pervery, Adrian

Ludwig said...

Sandy: Thank you, I also think they are great sample photos. When I started my blog, it was clear to me that I would focus on my writing and never post regular picture galleries, because there are many other spanking bloggers who do that already and do it very well. But whenever I do include spanking pictures, usually in my movie and website reviews, I take care to select some good ones.

It was particularly difficult in the case of "Spanking Server", because they have so many great photos. I always include three pictures in my website reviews, and finding the "perfect" series from this site took a lot of time. I actually went through all 220+ galleries in their members section, made a pre-selection of some 60 photos I really liked, and then had the task of singling out the best three.

Not only do you have to choose the individual pictures, they also have to fit together. So you don't want to repeat the same location and the same visual background, for instance, and you don't want the same top in all three photos. I had to discard some wonderful photos because they were from the same room as one of the ones I posted.

I'm quite happy with the final selection, though. As you say, the first one is very posed (a lot of them are), but in a stylish way, and I basically chose it because of the girl's eyes. The second one shows one of the restraining devices they use frequently on "Spanking Server", so it is mostly an "informative" picture. Individually, it's the least of the three, but it forms a good contrast to the other two.

Like you, I like the third picture best, I think it is mind-blowing. That is saying something - as a spanking fetishist, I'm obviously most visually focused on beautiful bottoms, so it's unusual for me to post a photo of a girl with her jeans on. I'm not obsessively interested in breasts, but in her case, it's hard (even for me) not to notice them. Gorgeous body. Actually, the whole pose is perfect, as is her hair (I do have a thing for blondes) and the pained expression on her face. It is a photo I just absolutely had to post.

I'm glad you liked it, and that you liked the review as well.

Dave said...

I like Spanking Server because the girls are so beautiful and the variety of punishments is awesome. My favorite model is Sandra Sanchez.

The only other spanking site I know of featuring such lovely girls is Firm Hand.