With my new setup I'm using a Dolica lightweight Aluminum tripod with a ball head. I think it retails for about sixty bucks on Amazon. Very lightweight, and it was the one Joshua Been recommends on his webpage. I got the tripod in anticipation of getting his palette, but since I went elsewhere, I figured I would just stick with the tripod and see how it worked with the Strada MKII. It seems to work fine, though I imagine the plastic leg clasps will eventually break. So far so good though, and if I get several months out of it, it will have paid for itself. I would get a Manfrotto, and I might if this one breaks, but they are expensive. Of course if it lasts years instead of months, it would be worth it.
Here are a few photos of my new setup.