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Best tandem front-brake system: your experience?

Tandeming friends,
I'd like your personal experiences with tandem front-brake systems, particularly if you've been able to compare. What has given you the best stopping power?
Let's not get into theory or debates, just concrete personal experience. Let's stick to front braking on tandems: While we're stuck with the same brake systems as singles, the demands on our front brakes are heavier and we don't have some of their concerns, like grabbing too hard and flipping up and over. I know braking has been discussed before, so no need to suggest I do a search.
Your personal experience on, roughly speaking:
-disc vs. rim?
-cable vs. hydro?
-best disc/caliper combo?
-best mini-V, best standard V?
-best entire system: lever model + cable/hose model + caliper model + pad model?
-any other system thoughts?
-any personal tricks and hacks?
Add photos of your best personal system if you have them!
Thanks much.
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