Sonic boosting into a Dash Ring.
Orange rings that launch Sonic into the air.
Dash Rings are orange rings that launch Sonic into the air. Their purpose is to allow Sonic to reach other areas separated by a gap or a wall. In Sonic Colors, they have no apparent distinction from Rainbow Rings, aside from color.
In Sonic Generations, Dash Rings are different from Rainbow Rings, which now allow the player to perform Combo Tricks. They occasionally appear in trails leading up to a Rainbow Ring.