Fear can be enough to stop you in your tracks, cloud your mind with doubt and even turn you back around. But it’s not a bad thing. In Fact elite extreme athletes often – as professional snowboarder Xavier De La Rue puts it in this video – cultivate the feeling in order to heighten their senses. It’s all about knowing your personal limits, being able to match your skills with the risks at hand and make sure you are capable. Even if it’s at the risk of staining your underwear.