vDoping - display rider weight


(Stephen Jackson [X]) #1

Whilst showing the lightning to show power metered riders (would be great to toggle between power meters and non meters) can we also show rider weight?  A rider with an entered weight of 40kg but the output from a real 75kg really zips along.

 


(Ben Crone) #2

I’m not sure about this… the idea of showing weight is good in that it would discourage people from putting in 40kg but at the same time it might also encourage people who are quite heavy to reduce their weight if they are embarrassed. 


(. blameTECHIE) #3

It really is annoying to have someone pull laps at a consistent 5+w/kg and then look at their profile via the mobile app and see they are under lvl10 and have just entered a very low weight.

Maybe we should request a ‘suspect’ button - enough votes and, like strava segments, they get flagged for further checks.

Maybe it’s a ‘user education’ issue rather than a deliberate attempt to do something for virtual gain


(Alain Menager ZHR (G)) #4

Does it really matter… If someone wants to ‘cheat’ by putting their weight down… who cares?I know there are plenty of riders out there who will come past me… and if there are a couple of cheats amongst them, well so be it.


(Alain Menager ZHR (G)) #5

Does it really matter… If someone wants to ‘cheat’ by putting their weight down… who cares?I know there are plenty of riders out there who will come past me… and if there are a couple of cheats amongst them, well so be it.


(Eddie Wang (C)) #6

or, if there was some way to collaborate with Strava and pull an individual’s real outdoor ride data and statistically evaluate their power to speed to topo relationships and extrapolate to your zwift profile.


(Craig Feringa) #7

I think that there should be separate leaderboards for zpower, power, women, and hopefully… hand-cyclists.  I know that some zpower riders want to be included in the power group, but there are too many fliers to have them included in the leaderboard.  If Zwift awards jerseys, or has levels of achievement, please recognize that there is a difference between zpower and the rest with power meters or smart trainers.  (look at the leaderboards… 8-12 w/kg ??? and they don’t have a power meter… don’t think so. 


(Craig Feringa) #8

I think that there should be separate leaderboards for zpower, power, women, and hopefully… hand-cyclists.  I know that some zpower riders want to be included in the power group, but there are too many fliers to have them included in the leaderboard.  If Zwift awards jerseys, or has levels of achievement, please recognize that there is a difference between zpower and the rest with power meters or smart trainers.  (look at the leaderboards… 8-12 w/kg ??? and they don’t have a power meter… don’t think so. 


(Andre Hufschmid) #9

I hope Zwift starts displaying a riders weight. This way cheats would get exposed right away. For heavier riders you could just show 80Kg+ or something if they don’t feel comfortable if their weight is displayed.

But to be honest, there is nothing to be ashamed of, its great that you’re doing something.