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Congratulations 2013 Inductees

xHall & Luke Egan @ Pipeline Masters 2013, North Shore Hawaii

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How The Hall Of Fame Works


Who Will Be Inducted in 2013?

We let The World decide…

The world of Action Sports is fantastic, groundbreaking, and undeniably unique. As a result, you’ll notice that some of the nominees in the Action Sports Hall of Fame are quite young, but they’ve already solidified their position among the best ever. We’ve actually had to leave out quite a few younger athletes that should probably be nominated, but there’s always next year….The rules are there ain’t no rules.

Our nominees take into account competition results, worldwide exposure, and the impact they’ve made in progressing their respective sport. We’ve included athletes from all disciplines, since it’s impossible to pigeonhole certain accomplishments.

An example:
Should an Olympic alpine ski racer like Ingemar Stenmark be considered a better skier than a pioneer freestyler like Shane McConkey? Is a national champion motocross racer like James Stewart better than freestyler Mike Metzger because he goes around a track faster? Is Kelly Slater a better surfer than Laird Hamilton because Laird has never won a world title? The answers to these questions could be debated forever, and it’s why we include the best athletes from all disciplines.

Established in 2012, the Action Sports Hall of Fame breaks the barriers that bind other sports. Now, and every year from now, we let the fans decide who should be inducted. Vote now for the class of 2013, and let your voice be heard!

How Voting Works

Nominees are inducted based on user (fan) votes. You can vote up to 10x an hour per athlete, every hour, every day.

Once you have voted for an athlete 10x, you can immediately move onto another athlete and vote for him or her up to 10x per hour.

Voting for the first year ends on May 1, 2013. The first year's class of inductees will be announced in early June 2013, and then the voting will start again for the following year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many times can I vote?

You can vote up to 10x an hour per athlete, every hour, all day, every day.


Can I vote for other athletes in the same hour?

Yes. Once you have voted for an athlete 10x, you can immediately move onto another athlete and vote for him or her up to 10x per hour.


When does the first year of voting end?

Voting for the first year ends on May 1, 2013.


When will the 2013 inductees be announced?

The winners will be announced in early June 2013, with an induction ceremony to take place.


Why can I only vote up to 10x per hour?

To make sure you’re not a robot.


Why do you need my email address for me to vote?

To make sure you’re not a robot.


Can I vote as much as possible ?

Yes. Vote as often as you like, and know that your voice is being heard! Vote up to 10x per hour, per athlete, all day, every day!


Can I nominate an athlete to be included in the list?

Yes. Click on the link that says Nominate an Athlete for next year. We log every request…based on the number of requests and further research, you just may see the athlete on next year’s list.


Can I upload pictures, videos, or other information about an athlete?

Yes. We encourage this, since the XHall is all about the fans. Click on the athlete’s profile to add pictures, videos, or comments. (We monitor and delete anything inappropriate, false, or misleading…your account may get deleted and banned in extreme cases.)


Do you sponsor athletes?

No. We help promote athletes.


What sort of reaction has there been from the action sports community to the XHall?

The reception has been amazing, and has gone way beyond our original predictions. Right from the start we began receiving messages from the fans and industry insiders about how happy they were that an Action Sports Hall of Fame is now a reality. So far we’ve received enthusiastic responses from people all over the world including the USA, Canada, England, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Russia, South America, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Hungary, Lithuania, and many more.


Can you explain the voting and induction processes?

Since so many of the most influential action sports athletes don’t compete in contests, the only way to properly induct nominees is to let the people decide. In the spirit of action sports, this encourages competition among the fans and establishes a worldwide collaboration. The fans are happy because their voice is being heard, and they’re excited to become a part of history in the making.


What do you hope to accomplish with the Action Sports Hall of Fame?

Our primary goal is to recognize the athletes that have done so much toward progressing their sports, in the most professional manner possible. Action Sports are different than mainstream sports because the athletes are putting their lives on the line every day, and many of our nominees have lost their lives while pushing the boundaries. It’s time for them to be recognized for their accomplishments now and forever, which is what the Action Sports Hall of Fame is all about.


Do you guys need Ambassadors to help spread the word?

Yes. The XHall is here for the fans, and we encourage Ambassadors of good will. Please contact us at info@xhall.org, and tell us a little bit about yourself. If you are going to be attending an action sports event anywhere in the world, we will send you some swag to spread around at the event.