I'm playing the pc version, it's not a problem with those ties for me.
But bringing down the SD...I can pull it down about 2 times to a pretty low position, then it's almost impossible to pull it down again.
It's very slow to rotate the SD in this stage, both vertical and horizontal. When I have to release it to dodge the ties, the SD turn back to its original posistion in seconds.
I've played for more than a hour and gave up, maybe I'll try again some other day.