Unless you call bruises injuries, generally people do not get injured in paintball as long as they are following the rules. In bowling, people have sprained and snapped their wrists, dropped the bowl on their foot, and things of that nature, and this goes for professional players. People who play too much in a week get injured according to twinboro.com. Also according to the site, injuries are caused by incorrect balls, meaning weight and grip, and can be caused by unfitted equipment such as gloves and braces. According to the National Injury Information Clearinghouse of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission it's statistically more likely that you'll injure yourself while bowling than if you were playing paintball. A 2001 study reported that per 1000 participants there are only 0.24 injuries in paintball while bowling was almost double the incidence of injury at 0.47 injuries. As long as paintball is done in a professional way, and watched over by trained referees, and using the right, paintball approved protective gear, than you are sure to walk away with only a few bruises and aches. The law is that paintball must be played on a closed off field and the owners are required to have a rule that requires players to keep masks on while on the field and to keep the barrel covered when not in play. Bowling is self officiated while paintball is over watched by people ready to protect a player who is defenseless in a time of need. Also, on a day playing paintball, owners/managers will require that the game go on break so that people can rest, refill, and eat for nutrition. They also provide on site medical assistance. Maybe not the best, but it is available, while I have seen people in bowling alleys require ambulances when injured. In bowling, people can go on their own, play by themselves, get too involved in the game, and completely forget to rest. Sure, maybe you have to be "dumb enough" to make such mistakes, but unlike paintball, no one is there for you to protect you from yourself
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