Cornering Visuals

Something has been intriguing me for a little while …

I know that what you see you avatar doing on Zwift is not necessarily what everyone else sees it doing, but I have noticed that when cornering in a group my avatar always pulls out of the group onto the outside of the corner and rides wider than everyone else.

Does everyone’s do this (presumably so you can clearly see your own through the corner) or is my avatar particularly bad a holding the inside line?

No, mine seems to be the worst line chooser in the whole of Watopia.

I also find mine swerves more than others when overtaking/passing slow or stopped riders in the middle of the road.

Happens to me. As far as I know, everyone sees it like this. Partly to do with Zwift keeping your avatar in the middle of the screen. If you’re in the middle of the screen and the game engine is drawing everyone else as if they’re taking a good line, you’ll always appear to be on the outside.

Here are some examples:

From an Ed Laverack stream (yellow Tron):

A Chris Pritchard stream (pink Tron):

An Ash Beech stream (orange Tron):

In all of them you can see they’re more or less taking the widest line.

Thanks for the responses … makes sense that it would work that way, just never seen anyone mention it.

:o)