I'm sure I can shorten it to at least 20" and maybe 18".
If it doesn't work I can buy more cables at KP
If I replace the cable with fly line (which the KP cable is remarkably like) I'll always have the original I can go back to.
Other than ML and knitting on 2 circulars what do you use the cables for? Stitch holders and Starting Yet Another New Project syndrome?