Bounce Pads are a mechanism that provide the player with a rapid acceleration when stepped on. Bounce Pads accelerate the player both vertically and horizontally, the vertical axis is always upwards and the horizontal depends on the direction defined by the individual Bounce Pad.
Bounce Pads are often used to allow the player to jump a greater height and length without straying from a fixed path. The first use of Bounce Pads is in Breaking The Arc, where they are used to boost the player over a tunnel with walls that are too high to jump but the fixed trajectory prevents them from entering it.
Bounce Pads usually used in "Linked Pairs", two Bounce Pads have a jump trajectory that moves the player within close range on the other pad. This setup allows the player to easily move back and forth between the areas provided by the Bounce Pad.