Although both are strong jumpers, they are still grappling with which triple jump to present in the short.
"We've been playing around with the jumps in the short program, because I haven't landed the jump yet since we started skating together," Duhamel said. "We've tried Lutzes, we've tried toes, we've tried flips. We're going to keep on playing until we find the magic key."
Their Coldplay free skate at Mid-Atlantics opened with a solid triple twist, followed by triple flip-double toe-double toe combinations and intended triple Salchows, with the remainder of the difficult elements loaded in the second half.
They earned 97.54 points, losing ground when they doubled the Salchows and Duhamel fell on the landing of a throw triple flip.
"We added a triple Salchow this year [to the free] versus a triple toe last year. We have some different lifts, and we also put all of the lifts in the second half to get the bonus [points]," Radford said. "We do throw [triple] flip and loop, and they're also both in the second half, so we're really maximizing our points, which means it's all a lot more challenging."