Ringside viewers during Japanese Wrestling

Hey Scott, I like Puroresu companies (NJPW,AJPW,NOAH,etc) and I have always wondered how the fans keep their shins from being destroyed by the guardrails? Wrestlers are regularly whipped into the steel guardrails at great speeds and smack into them and the rails fly backwards. The fans look like they don't even react to being hit by the rails at all. Am I missing something? Do the rails somehow NOT hit the fans? I know, strange question.

Thanks and great job on the site!

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Of all the questions about the somewhat bizarre quirks of Japanese wrestling fans, that's the one I would have the least information about.