If a cricket ball and a plastic bullet traveled with the same amount of energy which would hurt more? I figure that in order for there energy to be equal the velocity of the bullet would have to be greater than the velocity of the bullet. So the bullet would hit you at a higher velocity than the ball. Plus the pain from the ball acts over a greater area, whereas the pain of the bullet acts on a very small spot which i feel would hurt more. I think the answer is, that the plastic bullet hurts more, but i need some help in explaining it.or if im wrong, let me know why im wrong so i can correct the question.