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How X Gamers channel their nerves for good

How X Gamers channel their nerves for good

Originally Published: July 28, 2011
By Sharon Liao

And we're off! It's X17. That time of summer when the world's most extreme athletes set out to do the unthinkable: Soar off half-pipes, back-flip on motocross bikes and more. Watching these daredevils' calm expressions before putting their lives -- or at least limbs -- at risk makes you wonder: Do they even know what fear feels like?

Turns out, they do.

"I definitely get nervous a lot," motocross rider and thrill seeker Travis Pastrana has said. His fiancée, pro skateboarder ...

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