My Suggested Improvements/Features

Hi,

I appreciate that at least one or two of these may have been raised previously on multiple occasions, but wanted to flag a few of my suggested improvements:

  1. Please could we have more shorter events/races - say of around 30 minutes or 10-20kms - most events/races seem to be at least an hour.

  2. As numerous users comment, the front end of the app is fairly terrible and needs a complete overhaul - there has to be easier access to our profile and settings without having to go into a World. Also the FTP needs to be given more prominence, perhaps also with a suggested Group, like there is on ZwiftPower.

  3. Can we see more combined/linked riding and running events (and maybe with rowing as well when that is hopefully introduced soon!)? Duathlons/Triathlons. I know that these are provided by the community but would be good to see some Zwift organised combined events.

  4. Camera Angles - I would like to see an option for automatically rotating camera views.

  5. Please could it be made more obvious when you are starting a KOM or Sprint section, perhaps with a countdown and an option for a timer. It seems to be slightly random when the timer actually shows.

I think that is it for now - already a fantastic platform, but could be even better!

Thanks.

Hi Richard,

If you use a site like ZwiftHacks (https://zwifthacks.com/app/events/) you can more easily find short races. Filter by <40km and there are quite a lot that are actually as short as you suggest.



For example. Most races are community led, rather than Zwift. But Zwift do have a lot of Crit City races that are short.

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I think all of the sprint sections and KOMs have a line on the road and roadside marker where they begin. Part of riding a good sprint is learning the road and knowing where it starts, so you can start accelerating before you hit the marker.

Do you have a particular example of one that seems random?

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In general, Crit City ones tend to be short, official or community.

https://zwifthacks.com/app/events/?key=5f159bb96300c

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Thanks - although I still don’t think there are that many shorter races considering how many different races there are…

Not specifically, but given that the KOM/Sprint etc box pops up so early it is still difficult to know exactly when the section starts and it still can be easily missed (or maybe I am just not very observant!) Thanks.

Yes, I agree they are easily missed. The line on the road, and the post aren’t blatant. e.g.

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If you’re not looking for it, you’ll often ride on by. Even worse with some of the sprint sections that might start on a bend, I think.

I’ve certainly asked for them to be more obvious in the past as well. But over time I’ve come to see it differently. I think of it more as just a case of road knowledge. Ride a road enough times and you’ll know where the sprint is, and it becomes much easier to pick out your own preferred “Go!” marker.

Take the fist Richmond sprint for example; I know that I want to start sprinting at the corner of a particular house on the right hand side. The key with most sprints is to already be at for very near top speed when you enter the segment - if you’re waiting for the start marker, you’ve already lost. :smiley:

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Aren’t the sprints/koms also indicated on the mini profile thing (top right)?

The finish arches are on the mini map, but I don’t think the start lines are on it.

I must be more observant…

re: your #4 Camera Views request, I made an add-on script. If you’re using Windows, check it out here: