A mountain bike would be a better choice for that. The cruisers are designed for just that: cruising. They are not designed to be ridden aggressively. But there are those of us who do ride that as such. I, myself, am one of said individuals. (
I would to to Wally world and start pulling bikes out and see what I like. Even if you don't buy a cheap bike, you can use them to figure out what the general angle will be.