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Gran Poobah
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Joined: Oct 03, 2012
Posts: 4
From: Capo Beach CA
Posted: 2012-11-26 4:07 pm   Permalink

Absolutely Fantastic

Jealous


 
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Longboard
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Joined: Sep 25, 2012
Posts: 142
From: Twain Harte, CA
Posted: 2012-11-27 5:32 pm   Permalink



[ This Message was edited by: longboard 2013-12-16 07:36 ]


 
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happy buddha
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Joined: Sep 13, 2008
Posts: 227
Posted: 2012-11-27 5:45 pm   Permalink

wth?

 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
Posts: 6064
From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2012-11-27 5:53 pm   Permalink

Hey Longboard "What you talkin 'bout Willis" just get yur butt back here!

the Kona Thread you are getting a little bent out of shape for is six years old
the last post was in 2007, so it is old news and nothing to get riled up about.

And yes Bamboo Ben is a "Golden God" as well as a good friend, so King Kong got nothing on Ben!
cool your jets, have a cocktail and keep posting your Tiki Bar pics, bruddah!


 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2831
Posted: 2012-11-27 8:19 pm   Permalink

Your bar is REALLY great!
And I would guess most of the people on TC thinks Ben does great work.
I know I do.
Don't let the few run you off.
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michmoore
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Joined: Nov 19, 2008
Posts: 7
From: Memphis, TN
Posted: 2012-11-28 11:32 am   Permalink

Yes, don't go. Your bar is great with all of the nautical details....plus Bamboo Ben is the man.

 
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2831
Posted: 2012-11-28 1:50 pm   Permalink

"Just came from the Kona Club.

Wow, I guess I'm just a newbie at 57 (most of those years going to Tiki Bars, like the bars places like Lani in San Mateo and Trader Vic's in Oakland) but, WOW.

Bamboo Ben is a genesis and for the life of me I can't understand why all the negative posts here on Tiki Central.

I just joined and really, I'm thinking of rescinding my membership.."
Quote: Longboard

Ohh I get it now,
I take heat because I think the Mai Kai is, was, always will be better than the Kahiki.
Now I love the Kahiki but fact is fact, But that is just my opinion.
Don't know about Kona club.
But it just comes down to ones opinion, and likes dislikes.
I say stay and let Your opinion be known.
Did Ben do your bar?

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tikilongbeach
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Joined: Aug 05, 2011
Posts: 1335
From: Long Beach, CA via Dallas, TX
Posted: 2012-11-28 2:13 pm   Permalink

Longboard,
Bamboo Ben is so well liked he's immortalized in ceramic mug form. Most of us that live in Southern California have something that Bamboo Ben carved, nailed together or painted in their tiki bar.
He's got bamboo running through his bloodline if you look up his family history in the tiki world.







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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7454
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-11-28 6:11 pm   Permalink

Come back Longboard!!!

This stuff happens all the time around here.

Don't let the Tiki Snobs get you down.

Hope to see you around after all the dust settles.

BB
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I build Tiki Rooms for you! Just ask around ;)
https://www.facebook.com/bamboo.ben


 
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RevBambooBen
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Joined: Nov 12, 2002
Posts: 7454
From: Huntikington Beach
Posted: 2012-11-28 6:22 pm   Permalink

P.S. Skip I didn't do his bar but I wish I did!! Just saw him

here this week.

It's old school nautical fun fo' sure! Everyone else...

I'm not a god, I just do this for a living! And, like to make

people Happy

BB

p.s.s. If Longboard doesn't come back I'm gonna start posting

all my stuff on his thread! lol!!
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-11-28 7:00 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-11-28 14:13, tikilongbeach wrote:
Longboard,
Bamboo Ben is so well liked he's immortalized in ceramic mug form. Most of us that live in Southern California have something that Bamboo Ben carved, nailed together or painted in their tiki bar.
He's got bamboo running through his bloodline if you look up his family history in the tiki world.




I don't.








 
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Hale Tiki
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Joined: Oct 19, 2004
Posts: 1798
From: Pittsburgh
Posted: 2012-11-28 7:02 pm   Permalink

Also, your bar looks like it's 80 years old.

I really like that. Feels old. Loved. Used. Well traveled.


 
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forgotten tikiman
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Joined: Aug 18, 2011
Posts: 478
From: Forgotten Tiki Room. Pismo Beach, CA
Posted: 2012-11-28 8:05 pm   Permalink

Seriously Longboard. Listen to these guys. Come back!! Even Ben posted himself. I like your bar as well. Thats the way my Tiki room kinda is. Its a mix of nautical, asian, and polynesian. Mid-century style . Plus. Its got Bamboo Ben swag. No Tiki bar is complete without something from Ben. Just my opinion.
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tikiskip
Grand Member (8 years)  

Joined: Nov 26, 2005
Posts: 2831
Posted: 2012-11-28 8:30 pm   Permalink

"Also, your bar looks like it's 80 years old.

I really like that. Feels old. Loved. Used. Well traveled'"

That's why I thought Ben did it.
I have seen bars that people do, they look new.
And they are not comfortable, and having a commercial
bar that is uncomfortable is a good way to close soon.
"did ya sit in those uncomfortable seats before you bought em,or try to read
the menu in your way to dark restaurant?" (Not Kona Club, different place)
It's hard to get the right vibe in these places.
And that's why you should pay more for a pro like Ben.
I was going to try to open a tiki place (aren't we all)and was going to fly ben in,
if you want a bar like Frankies ya get the guy who did Frankies.


 
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McTiki
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Joined: Aug 22, 2004
Posts: 1962
From: Sunny Florida
Posted: 2012-11-29 11:22 am   Permalink

Who is Bamboo Ben?


Dude, I love your bar! It's got everything one would need.


Mahalo for sharing! Definately "cool"


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