Re: "The problems with twistlocks for me were:
1) The pole sections have to be twisted to change the setting, which is very awkward if you're trying to adjust the height of your already pitched shelter;
2) If closed tight enough not to slip, they can be very difficult to unlock, especially in cold weather;
3) The length of the pole changes while screwing them closed so it's harder to get a precise length (minor problem, perhaps).
The Concept system solves all three problems."
Not so fast. Can I assume that since your OP is asking if these poles work as well as flicklocks, that you haven't actually tested them out yourself?
Also, I'm not surprised they got a patent, because the Dr. told me that a medication that has been around for at least a hundred years and is cheap, was patented and now costs ten times as much. I bought a pair of 3-section telescoping carbon X-C poles some years ago at Akers Ski in Andover Maine (familiar to AT trekkers) with couplings that operate on the same principle, as shown on the Fizan YouTube video. They slipped badly, but at least the middle carbon sections were just the right size to fit snugly and make a great reinforcement for the seat rails on a MYOG camp chair. The screw couplings are bulky, as they have to be to get enough leverage to screw them tight enough to grip the inside pole section, and to unscrew them as well.
So, again assuming that you haven't personally verified the above-quoted assertions,
it is a matter for scientists to prognosticate, and I'm not one. Have no idea whether the cam is better than the screw, and in what apps. But I think you get a lot more tightening leverage from a flick-lock, plus they are proven, and the new SS flick-lock couplings from BD are quite slim.
So, if you've got something that works, why spend money to try something new that even if all your assumptions are correct, will not be any better. Or as they say, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
BTW, not the least problem for me with twist-locks is also that the many, many I've purchased all slip. Some right away, some after a while or in changed weather. If you've found some that you find don't slip, good on you. But I'm not going there again.
A truly inventive approach would be something that locked the sliding sections in place without relying on friction. Trouble is, without friction, it is tough to come up with something that is infinitely adjustable. Even if the pushbutton type pole connections were reinforced somehow in a way that would not add considerable weight, you'd still not have the infinite adjustability that is helpful to those who use the poles to support tents and tarps.