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Or Got Rum?
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Joined: Jul 29, 2009
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From: Wisconsin
Posted: 24 days ago; 09:26 am   Permalink

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On 2017-08-27 09:17, tikijimmy wrote:
Looks Nice!


Any idea who carved the two large tikis at the door?


They are large, but pineapples and big teeth don't do it for me personally.


 
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tikijimmy
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Posted: 24 days ago; 3:50 pm   Permalink

I thought Wayne Coombs did I great job with his big teeth tikis....of course Wayne Coombs HAD big teeth....huge grin...great guy (and he occasionally used a pineapple pattern or two)...to each his own I reckon....

 
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Hamo
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Joined: Aug 22, 2016
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From: Colorado (via Iowa)
Posted: 24 days ago; 4:37 pm   Permalink

Just at Adrift yesterday. They changed the window shutters since the last time I sat inside (my previous visit was spent on the patio), so the ambiance was a little darker. Food was great, drinks were good, music still left something to be desired. As I was leaving, Pop Tiki arrived (with his wife, I assume) and began showing some of his new mugs to management.

As for those toothy tikis, they were reused from the original incarnation of the bar. Perhaps not the best first impression, but there are plenty of other "authentic" tikis once you make it inside, so I can live with them.


 
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Or Got Rum?
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Posted: 23 days ago; 07:57 am   Permalink

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On 2017-08-27 15:50, tikijimmy wrote:
I thought Wayne Coombs did I great job with his big teeth tikis....of course Wayne Coombs HAD big teeth....huge grin...great guy (and he occasionally used a pineapple pattern or two)...to each his own I reckon....



Totally agree...Wayne Coombs is the only one who could pull it off. His worked. RIP


 
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tikiskip
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Joined: Nov 26, 2005
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Posted: 23 days ago; 09:37 am   Permalink

I do remember there was at least one guy who worked for Wayne at one time who left working for Wayne and ripped off Wayne's style to hear Wayne tell it back then.

And yeah Wayne's style could get a bit big in the teeth and the pineapples could give a not so great vibe at times.

Great guy Wayne was, I have a few of his tiki and love them.
No pineapples, and no big teeth on mine.

BUT Wayne was pretty good about putting Mai Tiki on his work so these may not be his.
They do have his style, look.

TC had a love hate relation ship for Wayne's work, but it was funny, pitiful? to see the folks who did not really like Wayne when he was alive absolutely LOOooVvEEe Wayne when he died.

Even had a Hukilau dedicated to Wayne right after he died I think.


 
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