tugnuts - when you get a chance (and some spare change) spring for some new gear - even the entry level stuff is going to be hands-down waaaaay better than your 15yr old board
the tech is sooo much better. boots stiffer but more comfortable and more responsive, bindings more comfortable/less pinching, lighter, etc. boards have more pop, more flex where you want it, etc. after you ride yours a few times, you'll appreciate the difference.