Think you are right jakemoore, Ketos apparently started the trend with this extreme scoop on shorter boards long time ago, and Groove and others followed.
That is great, if some finds something that works really well, others go that way too of course, this is not copying (unless a china direct copy) but an advantage for all us buyers/users
Just like freeride/wave wings are often between 800 and 1200 cm2 (or even bigger) now, because ??? started this particularly for waves, instead of the first around 500 to 650 cm2 that was used mostly when not beginner wings, not many years ago.
Great brands follow the "good" things so fast
PS: Yes, love the "1 screw" fast a/disa-ssembly too.
Having a plate mount on the board, one can use an adapter, from KFBox to platemount.
I use one for a small skimboard I use now and then.