I don't know about damage from too long a cable but you do get signal and power degredation but that is after 15 feet. Longer than that and you have to add a powered hub to extend it further. I think it mainly has to do with loss of power along the line over long distances. If your wheel requires a lot of power, it may not have enough to operate properly. If that is the case, then you will need to get a powered hub to extend it further.
<i>So what if I don't NEED 170fps. Your point is what?</i> :cool: James