However, things didn't quite go to plan did they? Instead of slotting into the crevice of your head and back, the ball bounced off your spine, knocking you face first into a pile of dog mess. Embarrassing. To make matters worse your 11-year-old sister can do it without breaking sweat.
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FourFourTwo Performance and world champion freestyler John Farnworth are here to save your blushes.
Lucky for you Farnworth can juggle the ball better with his neck than most can with their feet, and in this video he explains the knack of getting this trick right without falling flat on your face.
For more on the art of freestyle with John Farnworth visit www.johnfarnworth.com
Cross toe bounce
Upper body 360
Seven touch juggle
Toe balance and juggle
Sitting cross catch
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