claim, claiming

An expressive physical gesture or flourish, usually made at the end of an especially well-ridden wave; similar to a fist-pump in tennis or an end zone dance in football. The surge of adrenaline that comes from a great ride can take over, and the body simply adds its own exclamation point to the moment. Depending on style and nuance, a claim can be celebratory, threatening, mocking, funny or appreciative. Kneeboarder Peter Crawford, of Australia, after shooting out of a tube, liked to turn aro...