They are metal and grey, like almost every other object in Flipside, and hang from ropes. The front of the platform resembles a face, as there are two eye-like spots and a line underneath them.
They are first encountered on level nine, and are used to cross pink lasers. If the racer stands on one too long, they will be lowered into the laser. Therefore, the racer must jump across them. Each rope stretches individually, which makes the platforms behave similarly to wobbly beams.