As a follow up to this thread:
I fabricated a Buddistick and have used it on my last 3 activations. I have to say that empirically the Buddistick out performs the Buddipole. I am getting better signal reports, I am getting lots of contacts on 40M where before I was getting 1 or 2 if any. Tuning it is easier as well, as all you do is roll out the radial to the proper length.
The only drawback of the stick over the pole is that radial. I have done a few summits were there was not enough area to roll one out. In that case the pole has it over the stick.
What I am going to do is make one mount that can either be stick or pole, and tune one of the whips for the pole to work as a stick. This should cut down a bit on the weight of carrying them both and give me what I need for all summits.
I am still going to work on getting full size antennas up, but I think for right now the Buddistick is as good a compromise as I can get.