Does anyone know of any videos of instructions for teams to use when crimping the smart cables for v5 aside from the ones that come with the kit?
Only one side of the custom length cables has the V5 logo pasted continuously. You can use that side as reference as to the direction of crimping the clips on the wires and you would never need to flatten the wire out to see which side faces where.
The official document for crimping can be found here: https://content.vexrobotics.com/docs/V5CustomCables-0724.pdf
Hopefully this helps in addition to the posts above :)