On May 28th, 1988 the world was introduced to lacrosse’s version of the dunk, the Air Gait.
Syracuse legend #22 Gary Gait takes the ball from x, past his Penn defender before leaving his feet outside the crease but behind the goal. Gary sails in the air to dunk the ball over the goalie and in the net before landing in the crease.
This play is common in box lacrosse, likely where Gary got the inspiration. The back of the crease is flat and closer to the goal, which only stands 4 feet high instead of 6.
Just watch and learn as the Colorado Mammoth’s John Grant Jr. breaks down everything you need to know about the Air Gait, because there’s probably no one better at putting the ball in the net.!