I don't have the tools personally, but my trainer has four handy sticks because we keep breaking normal lunge whips
I have to say, I LOVE THEM. I never thought I would, I thought it would just be a "buy all mah stuffz" but seriously it is so much easier for me to manuever than a normal lunge whip. Length is perfect, weight is perfect, string is perfect, maneuverability is perfect.
I don't have the rope halters though. I can find the Professional's Choice knotted rope and lead at my store for half the cost, and $5 rope halters there too. If I'm going to pay more than $20 for a halter and lead, it'd better be a bronc halter. (That's the barrel racer side of me coming out)
On a side note CONGRATULATIONS on your NW club membership! I LOVE this club, it really is helpful and a cool thing to have. I love the DVDs, watch them if I get stuck, particularly the foal training ones.