I have been reading various threads here and elsewhere on the internet about ski tuning and waxing. I am a new skier, just started skiing last year. So far, I've only skied and took lessons at a small local ski hill. I bought a pair of atomic smoke nomad 2012 skis at levelnine. From what I understand, the skis have a thin coat of wax from the factory. I plan on having my skis hot waxed by a local shop before the season starts. My question is, do I have to have them waxed every 2-3 days of skiing? Can I use a liquid wax at home in between shop hot waxes? If I do this, how many days can I ski before I have to have them shop waxed and tuned? I ski in the northeast. Should I just bite the bullet and invest in a waxing iron and scraper? Should I pay the shop to do a full tune before I ski them or should I just have at it with the factory tune? Sorry for all the questions, lots to learn!